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Monthly Series: Manufacturing Matters with Cliff Waldman

Go beyond the mainstream media headlines with Cliff Waldman throughout his series on Manufacturing Talk Radio where he focuses on forces that are catalyzing rapid structural changes in the companies and sectors that comprise the dynamic manufacturing industry. Tune in on the last Tuesday of every month to hear the latest episode!

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Episode 566: Cliff Notes On The Global Manufacturing Picture with Cliff Waldman

Host Cliff Waldman welcomes special guest Eric Chewning, partner at McKinsey & Company and former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Industrial Policy to talk about his Pentagon experience as it relates to industrial policy as well as the manufacturing competitiveness writing that he has done at McKinsey & Company.

Episode 559: Manufacturing Matters with Cliff Waldman

Host Cliff Waldman welcomes special guest Stephen Ezell, Vice President, Global Innovation Policy at the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF), a Washington-DC based technology and economic policy think tank.

Episode 540: Cliff Notes on the Global Manufacturing Picture for April 2021

In this episode of ‘Cliff Notes on the Global Manufacturing Picture’ host Cliff Waldman addresses two issues of importance to both the US manufacturing outlook and the broad US economic outlook. He first discusses the reasons that manufacturing growth has been slowing even as overall economic growth may be accelerating. Secondly, in light of concerns …

Read moreEpisode 540: Cliff Notes on the Global Manufacturing Picture for April 2021

Episode 532: Cliff Notes on the Global Manufacturing Picture for March 2021

On This Episode In this episode of ‘Cliff Notes on the Global Manufacturing Picture’ host Cliff Waldman explains that historic supply chain disruptions are currently the biggest threat to the ongoing manufacturing recovery. Cliff discusses the short-term stresses on supplier deliveries, inventory management and prices. He then explores the implications of the pandemic-related disruptions for …

Read moreEpisode 532: Cliff Notes on the Global Manufacturing Picture for March 2021

Episode 521: Cliff Notes on the Global Manufacturing Picture for February 2021

On This Episode In this episode of ‘Cliff Notes on the Global Manufacturing Picture’, host Cliff Waldman discusses the general state of the U.S. economy before reviewing the latest data on U.S. manufacturing growth. Cliff overviews the transitional issues that manufacturers will confront as the pandemic abates and the world economy achieves a post-crisis balance. …

Read moreEpisode 521: Cliff Notes on the Global Manufacturing Picture for February 2021

Latest News

Chip shortage

Intel Warns That Chip Shortages May Continue into Q3

Shortages of semiconductors have plagued tech companies and auto manufactures for months, with many wondering when things will turn around. Intel is now warning that companies should expect to see more of the same in …

Read moreIntel Warns That Chip Shortages May Continue into Q3

Made In America

Biden Pushes for Stronger Buy American Rules to Bolster U.S. Industry 

There has been a continuing effort to boost American industry by encouraging consumers to opt for American-made products instead of foreign-made ones. President Biden has now proposed a new set of rules for the federal …

Read moreBiden Pushes for Stronger Buy American Rules to Bolster U.S. Industry 

Factory expansion

Direct Pack Expands Operations at North Carolina Plant 

On Monday, Direct Pack announced that they have finished expanding their manufacturing capacity at their Rockingham, North Carolina facility. The U.S.-based thermoformed packaging provider originally opened the plant in 2017, where it currently employs 125 …

Read moreDirect Pack Expands Operations at North Carolina Plant 

All Episodes

Episode 566: Cliff Notes On The Global Manufacturing Picture with Cliff Waldman

Host Cliff Waldman welcomes special guest Eric Chewning, partner at McKinsey & Company and former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Industrial Policy to talk about his Pentagon experience as it relates to industrial policy as well as the manufacturing competitiveness writing that he has done at McKinsey & Company.

Episode 559: Manufacturing Matters with Cliff Waldman

Host Cliff Waldman welcomes special guest Stephen Ezell, Vice President, Global Innovation Policy at the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF), a Washington-DC based technology and economic policy think tank.

Episode 540: Cliff Notes on the Global Manufacturing Picture for April 2021

In this episode of ‘Cliff Notes on the Global Manufacturing Picture’ host Cliff Waldman addresses two issues of importance to both the US manufacturing outlook and the broad US economic outlook. He first discusses the reasons that manufacturing growth has been slowing even as overall economic growth may be accelerating. Secondly, in light of concerns…

Episode 532: Cliff Notes on the Global Manufacturing Picture for March 2021

On This Episode In this episode of ‘Cliff Notes on the Global Manufacturing Picture’ host Cliff Waldman explains that historic supply chain disruptions are currently the biggest threat to the ongoing manufacturing recovery. Cliff discusses the short-term stresses on supplier deliveries, inventory management and prices. He then explores the implications of the pandemic-related disruptions for…

Episode 521: Cliff Notes on the Global Manufacturing Picture for February 2021

On This Episode In this episode of ‘Cliff Notes on the Global Manufacturing Picture’, host Cliff Waldman discusses the general state of the U.S. economy before reviewing the latest data on U.S. manufacturing growth. Cliff overviews the transitional issues that manufacturers will confront as the pandemic abates and the world economy achieves a post-crisis balance….

Episode 511: Cliff Notes on the Global Manufacturing Picture for January 2021

On This Episode In this first 2021 episode of “Cliff Notes on the Global Manufacturing Picture”, host Cliff Waldman reviews the final manufacturing data for 2020, places 2020 in the context of US manufacturing history and offers a forecast for 2021. Cliff also discusses the longer-term manufacturing outlook as well as post-pandemic structural issues, which…

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