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!


Latest Episodes

Episode 812: Manufacturing Think Tank for November 2023

On this episode of Manufacturing Think Tank, our Host Cliff Waldman welcomes Eric Fins, Vice President of Grove Climate Group, an organization that helps startups, companies, governments, nonprofits, universities, and trade groups achieve their climate goals. Don’t miss this important episode!

Episode 789: Manufacturing Think Tank August 2023

In this episode of ‘Manufacturing Think Tank’ host Cliff Waldman is joined by Dr. Chad Moutray, Chief Economist of the National Association of Manufacturers. After discussing the path of U.S. inflation and the likelihood of a near-term U.S. recession, Chad discusses the recent manufacturing slump and the manufacturing industries that have been most impacted. The …

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Episode 769: Manufacturing Think Tank: AI and Manufacturing

Artificial Intelligence and its potential implications for the manufacturing industry Rob Seamans, Associate Professor at NYU’s Stern School of Business and a nonresident Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution, joins host Cliff Waldman for this episode of ‘Manufacturing Think Tank’ to talk about the AI phenomenon shaking the world. During the course of the interview, …

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Episode 751: Manufacturing Think Tank with Cliff Waldman

In this episode of Manufacturing Think Tank, host Cliff Waldman welcomes Mark Vitner, Chief Economist at Piedmont Crescent Capital to the show. Mark and Cliff discuss the current crisis in the global banking system, what further steps policy makers can take in the wake of the SVP and Credit Suisse situations, Mark’s outlook for the …

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Episode 744: Manufacturing Think Tank with Cliff Waldman for February 2023

In this episode of ‘Manufacturing Think Tank’, host Cliff Waldman welcomes noted economist and technology expert Shawn Dubravac, President of the Avrio Institute and author of New York Times bestseller Digital Destiny: How the New Age of Data Will Transform the Way We Work, LIve, and Communicate. The episode begins with a discussion of the …

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Latest News

Weekly Wrap Up For November 17, 2023

 Dr. Kuehl discusses the growing GDP, the worker shortage skills gap, and why the people coming into the U.S. are not likely to be the answer. He also touches on the Green Economy and …

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September 2023 Manufacturing ISM® Report On Business®

Manufacturing PMI® at 49% New Orders and Backlogs Contracting Employment and Production Expanding Supplier Deliveries Faster Raw Materials Inventories Contracting; Customers’ Inventories Too Low Prices Decreasing; Exports and Imports Contracting (Tempe, Arizona) — Economic activity …

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Alef’s Flying Car Cleared for Takeoff by FAA

the following article was originally published by By Cameron Kerkau Associate Editor,SME Media Alef Aeronautics Inc.’s Model A flying car. (Photo provided by Alef) San Mateo, Calif.-based Alef Aeronautics Inc. announced on Tuesday that …

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Episode 642: Jerome Powell Speaks to the NABE on Interest Rates and the Economy

Jerome Powell, Chairman of the Federal Reserve, speaks to the National Association for Business Economics (NABE) today about interest Rate hikes and the state of the economy as the Fed looks forward in 2022 and grapples with Inflation.  Cliff Waldman, President of New World Economics, speaks for the meeting in a special news brief wrap-up…

Episode 635: Cliff Notes on the Global Manufacturing Picture: Energy Markets in a Time of Crisis

In this episode of ‘Cliff Notes on the Global Manufacturing Picture’, Dr. Dean Foreman, Chief Economist of the American Petroleum Institute, joined host Cliff Waldman for a wide-ranging discussion of energy issues, present, and future. Dean overviewed oil market distortions arising from the pandemic, Russian aggression, inflation and supply chain challenges. He also offered analysis…

Episode 629: Cliff Notes on the Global Manufacturing Picture

In the opening episode for 2022 Host Cliff Waldman provides an assessment of the significant and unusual risks in the U.S. economy and U.S. manufacturing outlook for 2022

Episode 622: Cliff Notes on the Global Manufacturing Picture

Cliff Waldman, CEO of New World Economics, joins Manufacturing Talk Radio hosts Lew Weiss and Tim Grady to discuss the manufacturing challenges and headwinds in 2022 that are not insignificant. Document Referenced in this Podcast:  

Episode 612: Cliff Notes on the Global Manufacturing Picture

In this week’s episode of ‘Cliff Notes on the Global Manufacturing Picture’, host Cliff Waldman considers two significant disruptions to the U.S. manufacturing outlook. The emergence of a new variant of Covid-19 has generated rapid government action as well as much confusion around the world. And evidence that inflation has hit three-decade highs suggests the risk of a…

Episode 603: Cliff Notes on the Global Manufacturing Picture

As the global economy struggles to recover from the damage caused by an historic pandemic, Chad Moutray, Chief Economist of the National Association of Manufacturers, will once again be Cliff Waldman’s guest on ‘Cliff Notes on the Global Manufacturing Picture’. In this live broadcast Dr. Moutray will give his 2022 forecast for US manufacturing performance…