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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 578: Cliff Notes On The Global Manufacturing Picture with Cliff Waldman

In this episode of ‘Cliff Notes on the Global Manufacturing Picture’ host Cliff Waldman overviews the growing list of crises and disruptions in the global business environment. These include the delta variant, renewed terrorism threats and escalating cyber attacks. Cliff reviews recent economic and manufacturing data and then considers the manufacturing outlook in light of …

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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 …

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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 …

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Gen Z

Manufacturers Turn to Gen Zers Parlaying Streaming into Product Selling Channel

This article originally appeared in the September 2021 issue of Manufacturing Outlook. To read the latest issue or to receive your free subscription, visit ManufacturingOutlook.com. By Thomas R. Cutler The new Gen Z and Entertainment …

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Driving Digital Transformation

Driving Digital Transformation Through Mobile Technology

This article appears in the September 2021 issue of Manufacturing Outlook. To read the latest issue or to receive a free subscription, visit ManufacturingOutlook.com By: Robin Fleming, Co-Founder & CEO of Anvl  The past year …

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RV Manufacturing

Northern Indiana RV Manufacturing Expected to Have Record Year

Northern Indiana has long been a major hub of RV manufacturing in the U.S. and a new forecast shows that this year may be one of the best for the sector in recent years.  According …

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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…

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….

Episode 490: Cliff Notes On The Global Manufacturing Picture: The Darkness and The Light

On This Episode In this episode of ‘Cliff Notes on the Global Manufacturing Picture’ host Cliff Waldman reviews the October data on U.S. manufacturing production growth and then discusses the dichotomies that cloud the manufacturing outlook. These include a pernicious third wave of the pandemic pitted against the promise of a pandemic-ending vaccine, a rebound…

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…

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