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Monthly Series: Manufacturing Partnerships... Making Waves

Jacket Media Co. is proud to introduce our new, monthly podcast “Manufacturing Partnerships” with Host John W. Kennedy, CEO of the New Jersey Manufacturing Extension Program. Tune in on the last Friday of every month to hear the latest episode!

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Latest Episodes

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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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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Latest News

Caterpillar Reports Smaller Quarterly Drop than Expected

Heavy machinery manufacturing has helped to serve as an indicator for overall economic activity. Last year, the field took a hard hit from the Covid pandemic, which led to a lot of uncertainty and delays …

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U.S., U.K. Fail to Reach Mini-Trade Deal in Last Days of Trump’s Term

As President Trump’s came to end his administration aimed to take care of what they could before the inauguration of President Biden. One task which many had hoped would be completed would be a new …

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Prepare for Tomorrow’s Forging Market

The following article originally appeared in the November issue of Manufacturing Outlook. Get your free subscription today! The future of closed-die aluminum forging is wide-open. The value of the global metal forging market, with a predicted …

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ALL EPISODES

Episode 568: Manufacturing Partnerships… Making Waves Episode 7

Host John Kennedy, CEO of NJMEP welcomes special guest Sam Gupta, an ERP thought leader in the digital transformation space for nearly two decades to discuss digital transformation initiatives in the manufacturing, distribution, and retail industries.

Episode 557: Manufacturing Partnerships…Making Waves Ep. 6: Now Hiring: New Generation Workforce

Join John Kennedy, CEO, NJMEP and Matt Guse, President, MRS Machining, as they discuss the workforce challenge on how to engage the younger generation and get them interested in the world of manufacturing.  

Episode 549 – Manufacturing Partnerships…Making Waves Ep. 5: How the workforce shortage is affecting manufacturers and how MEPs can help

Join John Kennedy, CEO, NJMEP and Tony Demakis, President, Alliance Specialties & Laser Sales as they discuss the workforce shortage from the manufacturer’s point of view.

Episode 543: Manufacturing Partnerships: Episode 4: Impact Washington and their different verticals

On this episode Join John Kennedy, CEO, NJMEP and Deloit Wolfe, President, Impact Washington as they discuss the different verticals over Impact Washington ranging from food manufacturing to maritime manufacturing.

Episode 530: Manufacturing Partnerships: Tourism and Manufacturing – Why do the two industries need each other?

On this episode Join John Kennedy, CEO, NJMEP and Alyssa Rodrigues, Director, The Alaska MEP as they discuss how tourism and its decline during the COVID-19 pandemic has affected the manufacturing industry in the state of Alaska.

Episode 522: Manufacturing Partnerships… Making Waves with Ethan Karp

What is Iteration? – Inside MAGNET’s program designed to help startup manufacturers. Join John Kennedy, CEO of NJMEP and Ethan Karp, CEO of MAGNET as they discuss the iteration program that MAGNET has implemented to assist startup manufacturers.

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