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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 338: Manufacturing Matters: The Development and Long-term Value of Manufacturing Apprenticeship Programs

Today’s Episode In this episode, noted labor economist Bob Lerman joins us to shed light on a subject that few people in the field of economics and certainly few people in Washington have thought as deeply about-apprenticeships. At a time when US manufacturing executives are expressing increasing concern about the scarcity of workers who are…

Episode 334: Manufacturing Matters – Creating An Effective Business Development Strategy

Today’s Episode In this episode of ‘Manufacturing Matters’, Francois Gau, award-winning executive and consultant, discusses the challenges that manufacturing companies face in creating an effective business development strategy in this era of technological, geopolitical and demographic disruption. Francois paints a compelling picture of present-day manufacturing company management by responding to questions about changes in the…

Episode 332: Manufacturing Matters – A Look Ahead 20 Years

On this episode of Manufacturing Matters, host Cliff Waldman takes a look 20 years into the future of manufacturing. What will drive manufacturing in the years to come? Here’s a hint: Africa. Listen to this episode for all the details!

Episode 331: Manufacturing Matters – An In-depth Look At The Plastics Industry

In this episode, Perc Pineda, Chief Economist of the Plastics Industry Association, discusses the current issues of manufacturing change and disruption as they apply to plastics manufacturing. Perc responds to questions about the plastics manufacturing growth outlook. The interview then turns to product and process innovation. After a discussion of the human capital picture, the…

Episode 329: The Continuing Development of Manufacturing Matters

Lew Weiss and Tim Grady, hosts of Manufacturing Talk Radio, and Cliff Waldman talk about Manufacturing Matters With Cliff Waldman: the show, the guests, the topics, and where this show is headed in future episodes.

Episode 326: Manufacturing Matters with Bill Strauss, Senior Economist and Economic Advisor at the Federal Bank of Chicago

Today’s Episode In this episode we are privileged to host Bill Strauss, Senior Economist and Economic Advisor at the Federal Bank of Chicago and the Fed’s leading expert on US manufacturing. Bill offers perspective on the slow recovery of the US manufacturing sector from the Great Recession and on the much-discussed issue of manufacturing productivity….



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