Manufacturing Matters MO Ad v3

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!

FOLLOW US ON YOUR FAVORITE PODCAST PLATFORM OR:

Latest Episodes

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

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 …

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

Episode 498: Cliff Notes on the Global Manufacturing Picture for December 2020

On This Episode In this live, year-end episode of ‘Cliff Notes on the Global Manufacturing Picture’, host Cliff Waldman interviews Dr. Chad Moutray, Chief Economist of the National Association of Manufacturers, on his recently published paper which considers the post-pandemic future for U.S. manufacturing. The interview touches on the outlook for 2021 US manufacturing growth. …

Read moreEpisode 498: Cliff Notes on the Global Manufacturing Picture for December 2020

Latest News

Industry 4.0

The Drivers of Manufacturing Industry 4.0

by Josh Hamlin Since the dawn of industrialization, advances in technology have led to multiple industrial revolutions. The term Industry 4.0 refers to the 4th revolution that is upon us. During these past 2 centuries, …

Read moreThe Drivers of Manufacturing Industry 4.0

silicon wafer

Study Finds $50B in Chip Funding Would Boost Jobs in Construction and Design

The semiconductor shortage, which has paralyzed many different industries, has several experts encouraging the U.S. to address this seemingly critical weak point by increasing domestic chip funding. While President Biden has promoted a $50 billion …

Read moreStudy Finds $50B in Chip Funding Would Boost Jobs in Construction and Design

Aluminum tariffs

Trump Aluminum Tariffs Revived U.S. Industry, Says Think Tank

During his presidency, many critics of President Trump raised concerns over the string of tariffs raised as part of his economic policy. Key among them was the 10% increase of aluminum, which went into effect …

Read moreTrump Aluminum Tariffs Revived U.S. Industry, Says Think Tank

All Episodes

Episode 480: Cliff Notes On The Global Manufacturing Picture for October 2020

On This Episode In this pre-election episode of ‘Cliff Notes on the Global Manufacturing Picture’, host Cliff Waldman welcomes Joseph Mayans, Founder and Principal Economist of Advantage Economics. They discuss the many issues currently surrounding the U.S. manufacturing outlook. Joseph responds to questions about recent manufacturing data, the impact of a covid “second wave” and…

Episode 474: Cliff Notes on the Global Manufacturing Picture for September 2020

On This Episode In this episode of Cliff Notes on the Global Manufacturing Picture: This morning’s data for August shows that the US manufacturing recovery is slowing dramatically. That solves the mystery of why the recovery in manufacturing jobs has slowed to a trickle. If you wait long enough things end up making sense.

Episode 467: Cliff Notes on the Global Manufacturing Picture for August 2020

On This Episode In this episode of ‘Cliff Notes on the Global Manufacturing Picture’ host Cliff Waldman continues tracking the path of U.S. manufacturing recovery from the pandemic-induced contraction. He puts the recovery challenge in perspective by reviewing the report on second-quarter U.S. GDP which shows the sharpest U. S. economic contraction of the post…

Episode 461: Cliff Notes on the Global Manufacturing Picture – Retail Sales, Industrial Production and The ISM Report

On This Episode In this episode of ‘Cliff Notes on the Global Manufacturing Picture’, host Cliff Waldman reviews the latest data on retail sales and industrial production as well as the latest report on U.S. manufacturing from the Institute for Supply Management.  Cliff discusses the uncertainties that can derail the embryonic U.S. manufacturing recovery including…

Episode 453: Cliff Notes on the Global Manufacturing Picture for June 2020

On This Episode In this episode of “Cliff Notes on the Global Manufacturing Picture”, host Cliff Waldman reviews the path of the pandemic-induced contraction in the U.S. manufacturing sector before discussing the May reports on U.S. retail sales and industrial production as well as the May “Manufacturing Report on Business” from the Institute for Supply…

Episode 448: Manufacturing Matters – The NAM Manufacturers’ Outlook Survey

On This Episode In this episode, Cliff Waldman, 2020 National Economists Club Board of Governors Chair and CEO of New World Economics, interviews Chad Moutray, the Chief Economist for the National Association for Manufacturers as he presents the results of the latest NAM Manufacturers’ Outlook Survey and places them in the context of his short-term…

FOLLOW THIS PODCAST

CONTACT US