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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 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…

Episode 442: Cliff Notes on the Global Manufacturing Picture

On This Episode In this episode of ‘Cliff Notes on the Global Manufacturing Picture’, host Cliff Waldman reviews the April data on US retail sales as well as the April manufacturing report from the Institute for Supply Management and the April industrial production report from the Federal Reserve. Against the backdrop of these data, which…

Episode 437: Manufacturing Matters: The April Jobs Report

Total nonfarm payroll employment fell by 20.5 million in April. Unemployment rose by 14.7 percent. The April jobs report, released this Friday morning at 8:30 am ET, shows labor market conditions that nobody alive today has ever seen before. Cliff Waldman, National Economists Club Board of Governors Chair, CEO of New World Economics and Host…

Episode 431: Cliff Notes On The Global Manufacturing Picture -The Deepening, Pandemic-driven Downturn In US Manufacturing

On This Episode In this episode of ‘Cliff Notes on the Global Manufacturing Picture’, host Cliff Waldman continues his discussion of the deepening, pandemic-driven downturn in the US manufacturing sector. He explores the data from the latest survey report from the Institute for Supply Management as well as the latest industrial production report from the…

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