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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 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.

Episode 675: Cliff Notes on the Global Manufacturing Picture – The U.S. Auto Industry

In this episode, Haig Stoddard, the widely followed auto industry analyst, joins host Cliff Waldman to talk about a range of issues facing the U.S. auto industry. After discussing considerable supply chain problems Haig offers analysis of mounting demand-side pressures including the surge in gas prices and the rapid rise in interest rates. This is followed by a …

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Episode 652: Cliff Notes on the Global Manufacturing Picture: The Increasingly Difficult and Risky Global Economic Picture

In this episode of ‘Cliff Notes on the Global Manufacturing Picture’, host Cliff Waldman will review the latest data and forecasts from an increasingly difficult and risky global economic picture. Cliff will discuss the significant downward revisions to global growth forecasts, the increasingly aggressive campaign from the Federal Reserve to tame elevated inflation, the global growth …

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Chipmaker Wolfspeed Aims to Build New U.S. Factory to Meet EV Demand

U.S. chipmaker Wolfspeed revealed on Friday their plans to build a new factory in North Carolina to make the raw materials used for chips to power things like electric vehicles as demand continues to surge. …

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Reshoring Guides Record-Setting Pace for Job Creation

The following article was originally published by American Machinist. To watch Harry Moser’s podcast “Moser On Manufacturing”, Click Here The Reshoring Initiative predicts manufacturers’ need to solve supply-chain gaps and gain autonomy over their production …

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Corning to Build New Facility in Arizona

This past Tuesday, fiber optics manufacturer Corning announced their latest plans to build a new fiber optics cable facility in Gilbert, Arizona. The facility is expected to create around 250 new jobs by opening in …

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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…

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….

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