Manufacturing Think Tank

Monthly Series: Manufacturing Think Tank 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 716: Cliff Notes On The Global Manufacturing Picture for October 2022

In this episode of “Cliff Notes on the Global Manufacturing Picture”, host Cliff Waldman offers the high points of a series of talks that he will be giving on the outlook for the increasingly troubled global economy. He begins by identifying the confluence of forces that have created the most difficult global inflation problem in …

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Episode 710: Cliff Notes on the Global Manufacturing Picture for September

In this week’s episode of ‘Cliff Notes on the Global Manufacturing Picture’, host Cliff Waldman introduces the new video format for his show. In this first video episode he offers a discussion of the future of U.S. manufacturing at this time of heightened global economic and geopolitical turmoil. He notes that at least in the …

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Episode 702: Cliff Notes on the Global Manufacturing Picture for August

An accumulation of economic, political, and geopolitical problems has brought China to a moment of either significant peril or significant change-or both. The implications for U.S. manufacturers are immense given China’s pivotal role in global growth and global supply chains. Host Cliff Waldman will overview the dynamics that have brought China to this pivotal moment. …

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Episode 692: Cliff Notes on the Global Manufacturing Picture for July

In this episode of ‘Cliff Notes on the Global Manufacturing Picture’, host Cliff Waldman reviews the latest look at global population trends from the United Nations. The 2022 report of the UN’s World Population Prospects presents population estimates from 1950 to the present for 237 countries, underpinned by analysis of historical demographic data. Cliff explains …

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Episode 683: Cliff Notes on the Global Manufacturing Picture for June

U.S. Manufacturing Is Holding Up, But Stormclouds Are Forming The June episode of Cliff Notes On The Global Manufacturing Picture takes a closer look at how the manufacturing industry is responding to rapidly rising interest rates and the looming threat of a global recession. Don’t miss this data-driven look into global manufacturing’s future.

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Pittsburgh Solar Company Announces Completion of Solar Project in Italy

Full Tilt Energy Systems has announced that its innovative, fixed tilt racking system has been installed at a 6.2MW project in Italy. Bienergy srl, is an Independent Power Producer (IPP) based in Faenza, in northern …

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Manufacturing ISM® Report

The Manufacturing ISM Report On Business for January 2023

Manufacturing PMI® at 47.4% January 2023 Manufacturing ISM® Report On Business® New Orders and Production Contracting Backlogs Contracting Supplier Deliveries Faster Raw Materials Inventories Growing; Customers’ Inventories Too Low Prices Decreasing; Exports and Imports Contracting …

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Episode 313: Manufacturing Matters – The Future of the Chemicals Manufacturing Industry

On This Episode Listen Now: In this episode Kevin Swift, Chief Economist of the American Chemistry Council, discusses the short-term and long-term outlook for chemicals manufacturing. Kevin also responds to questions about innovation, market concentration, and human capital in basic chemicals industries. The interview concludes with a discussion of the potential impact of demographic change on chemicals…

Episode 310: Manufacturing Matters – An Overview Of The Global Economic Environment

In this episode Manufacturing Matters host Cliff Waldman provides listeners with an overview of the global economic environment. Since 2016 the world economy has been a tailwind for U.S. manufacturers after years of post-financial crisis malaise. Unfortunately, in recent months there has been growing evidence of a global slowdown due mostly to weakening growth in…

Episode 301: Introducing Our Latest Podcast Series

About The Show Manufacturing Matters With Cliff Waldman goes beyond the main stream media headlines to focus on forces that are catalyzing rapid structural changes in the companies and sectors that comprise the dynamic manufacturing industry from new science, new markets, new economic thinking, new companies and new industries to such front-burner issues as the changing…

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