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About The WAM Podcast
Most people have heard that women are 51% of the U.S. population and only 27% of employees in manufacturing, but there is so much more to this story than a few statistics. To bring the story to life, Jacket Media Co., broadcasters of Manufacturing Talk Radio, created The WAM Podcast, where empowered women interview empowered women who can share their experiences and encourage women to look across the broad landscape of manufacturing, from the shop floor to the C-Suite, and the expanse of jobs and careers in between, to learn more about this exciting sector of the U.S. economy, and what it might hold for them.
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#226 Ellen Pietrowitz-Phillips Is A Force In Business And An Advocate For Women In Manufacturing
Ellen Pietrowitz-Phillips is the President LEM Plastics and Supply, A woman-owned fabricator and distributor of raw material plastics, sheet, rod, tubing, and film. Their build-to-print fabrication services the aeronautical division, space division, medical products, radio engineering, and more, providing components for everything from the International Space Station to the production line at Budweiser. On today’s…
Special Guest: Ellen Pietrowitz-Phillips
#225 Professional Pricing Expertise with Helen Mitchell
On today’s episode of the Women And Manufacturing podcast, host Lydia Di Liello welcomes Helen Mitchell, Senior Director of Conferences and Events with The Professional Pricing Society in Atlanta, Georgia. Hellen and Lydia discuss how The Professional Pricing Society’s conferences and online courses offer tremendous value through actionable insights, new skillsets, and networking opportunities for new and…
Special Guest: Hellen Mitchell
#224 Lean Is A Journey. You’re Never Done.
Today’s guest on the Women And Manufacturing podcast is Ashleigh Walters, President of Onex Inc. and author of Leading with Grit and Grace: A Journey of Organizational Culture Change. Ashleigh and WAM host Fran Brunelle discuss her experiences in managing a manufacturing company. Along the way Ashleigh shares some extremely valuable insight on lean principles, her culture of continuous improvement, and “The Wildly…
Special Guest: Ashleigh Walters
April 2023 Manufacturing ISM® Report On Business®
Manufacturing PMI® at 47.1% New Orders and Production Contracting Backlogs Contracting Supplier Deliveries Faster Raw Materials Inventories Contracting; Customers’ Inventories Too High Prices Increasing; Exports and Imports Contracting (Tempe, Arizona) — Economic activity in the…
Weekly Wrap Up For April 28, 2023
Harry Moser, founder of the Reshoring Initiative to bring manufacturing jobs back to the U.S. and Manufacturing Talk Radio Host Lew Weiss discuss the current state of reshoring and possible solutions to reducing our…
Weekly Wrap Up For April 21, 2023
Artem Kroupenov, VP Strategy at Augury, discusses how AI is working in manufacturing plants to maintain machine health and overall plant efficiency, creating a rapid ROI along with all the benefits AI brings to…
Frances Brunelle is the founder of Accelerated Manufacturing Brokers, Inc., which specializes in the sale of lower middle-market manufacturing companies nationally. Fran and her team help to ensure the continuity of U.S. Manufacturing by transitioning ownership to the next generation of entrepreneurs. Fran writes on topics that help manufacturing business owners prepare their companies for sale and navigate the sale process to ensure a positive financial result in support of their retirement. Her articles can be found here. Recently Fran was named to 2020 Most Influential Women in Mid-Market M&A by Mergers & Acquisitions.
To learn more about Fran and her company, click here: About Accelerated Manufacturing Brokers, Inc.
Lydia Di Liello
Capital Pricing Consultants increases clients’ profitability through strategy monetization, operational, and tactical solutions.
Lydia M Di Liello, CEO and founder (with more than 25 years of business leadership, supply chain and global pricing expertise) delivers exceptional results through Strategy, Process, and Technology. Leveraging a career at General Motors and b to b manufacturing in Supply Chain and Pricing management, client profitability typically increases from 15%-300% in as little as six months. Client engagements range from global Fortune 500 to smaller privately held firms.
Starting with strategic overview through actionable specific directives, clients achieve significant profit increases. Executing widely respected trademarked methodology including Discovery, Assessment, and Recommendations, D.A.R. Ô delivers a comprehensive roadmap for clients’ corporate strategic goals through operational impact achieving strategy realization.
Lydia is a well-know and widely respected speaker leading executive forums, conferences, and workshops worldwide; she is published frequently in trade and professional journals. With an MBA from Youngstown State University Di Liello is repeatedly requested at corporate retreats and is a member of the Professional Pricing Society Board of Advisors.
Recently published In Manufacturing Today June 2021 https://manufacturing-today.com/news/seamless-connections/
Di Liello was just named as the only pricing consultant with the prestigious 2020 PROS to KNOW award for the second year in a row from Supply and Demand Chain Executive on March 17, 2021
Company Philosophy: Success starts with open and clear communication through every step of the client engagement process. Valuing clients’ time and commitment, Capital Pricing Consultants are dedicated to efficiency and demonstrable efficacy. Di Liello cultivates long-term relationships built one successful project at a time.