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Manufacturing Talk Radio is a weekly Talk Radio Podcast broadcast to manufacturers of all sizes across the globe. Show host, Lew Weiss, and co-host, Tim Grady, present breaking manufacturing news and tackle business trends and economic forecasts in manufacturing for small, medium and large manufacturers across the globe.

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Episode 584: Manufacturing Partnerships… Making Waves Episode 9

All Things Supply Chain and ISO Implementation  Join John W. Kennedy, CEO, NJMEP, and Aaron Ramsey, Senior Services Manager, Perdue University MEP, discuss the supply chain and all its intricacies as well as ISO implementation and what the future holds for the MEP National Network.  

Episode 583: The Global Purchasing Manager’s Index

Presented by Norbert Ore, Senior Correspondent on Global Purchasing Manager’s Index Surveys.

Episode 582: The Latest Credit Manager’s Index

Dr. Chris Kuehl, Managing Partner with Armada Corporate Intelligence, presents the National Association of Credit Management’s CMI (Credit Manager’s Index) Report.

Episode 581: The Hospital ISM Report On Business

Nancy LeMaster, Committee Chair of the ISM’s Hospital Report on Business(R) discusses the state of the current Covid crisis that creates difficulties treating the normal health care needs as hospitals grapple with patient overload.

Episode 580: ISM Services Report On Business with Anthony Nieves

Anthony Nieves, Committee Chair for the ISM Services Report on Business® continues in strength with few sectors struggling; most in continued expansion.

Episode 579: The ISM Manufacturing Report On Business

Tim Fiore, Committee Chair for the ISM Manufacturing Report on Business(R), discusses the continued strength in manufacturing for the PMI (Purchasing Manager’s Index) as raw material costs continue to increase, and labor remains constrained. To read the full report, Click Here

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 …

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Episode 577: Teaching Machines Through Reinforcement Learning

How do machines learn? When they learn, what can they tell us? Chris Nicholson, Founder and CEO of Pathmind, shared how Reinforcement Learning is used in manufacturing to aid production to drive innovation, growth, and optimizing performance.  

Episode 576: Manufacturing Partnerships… Making Waves Episode 8

On this episode of Manufacturing Partnerships… Making Waves: Watch as Christina Renna, President & CEO, the Chamber of Commerce of Southern New Jersey joins John W. Kennedy, CEO, NJMEP as they discuss the partnership between the MEP centers and chambers of commerce in their state and how each party can benefit from this match made …

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Episode 575: The New Buy America Act Impact

Tony Uphoff, President and CEO of ThomasNet, North America’s #1 sourcing platform, shares the future impact of the latest updates to the 1933 Buy American Act with a lively discussion on related topics.

Episode 574: Connected Worker Solutions for Data Capture

Robin Fleming, Founder and CEO of Anvl, discusses the disconnect in data beginning with front-line workers that cripples data entry, collection and analysis, and solutions to correct this glaring digital disparity. Guest Robin Fleming wrote the cover story for the August issue of Manufacturing Outlook. To read her article and get a free subscription to …

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Episode 573: The Global Purchasing Manager’s Index

Norbert Ore, Senior Correspondent on Global Purchasing Manager’s Index Surveys reports that overall conditions are good globally and expectations for manufacturing are continued expansion through the balance of 2021; albeit, current inflation may not be temporary.

Episode 572: The Latest Credit Manager’s Index

Dr. Chris Kuehl, Managing Partner with Armada Corporate Intelligence, presents the National Association of Credit Management’s CMI (Credit Manager’s Index) Report.

Episode 571: ISM Reports: The Impact of the Delta Variant on Hospitals

Nancy Lemaster, Committee Chair of the ISM Hospital Report on Business(R) provides in-depth analysis of the impact of the Delta variant on the healthcare industry, and in particular, the hospital sector, including the traumatic pressure on healthcare workers, gray market supplies, the concerns about counterfeits, and how the bottom line of hospitals is being impacted.

Episode 570: ISM Services Report On Business with Anthony Nieves

Anthony Nieves, Committee Chair for the ISM’s Services Report on Business® presents the ISM Services PMI Report.

Episode 569: Institute for Supply Management®’s Report On Business® Series for July 2021

Presented by Tim Fiore, Committee Chair for the ISM’s Manufacturing Report on Business. Take a deep dive into the factors that influenced this month’s ISM Manufacturing PMI of 59.9%.

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 567: Finding the Hidden Carriers in a Tight Transportation Market

Michael Nervick, Founder and CEO of Sleek Technologies (https://www.sleek-technologies.com) discusses how companies can reduce their transportation costs with software the reveals the small or independent carriers behind the scenes that the big lines use, and ways to book transit while saving 18-20%. Visit Sleek Technologies at https://www.sleek-technologies.com

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 565: The Global Purchasing Manager’s Index

Norbert Ore, Senior Correspondent on Global Purchasing Manager’s Index surveys.

Episode 564: Industry 4.0 Drives 5G Wireless

Sebastian Elmgren, Smart Manufacturing Portfolio Manager at Ericsson, discusses how Industry 4.0 is driving the flexibility, innovation, and efficiencies found in 5G for wireless communications in new technology for manufacturers, from operations and production to logistics and warehousing.

Episode 563: ISM Reports on Hospital Recovery From Covid-19

Nancy LeMasters, Committee Chair for the ISM’s Hospital Report on Business® discusses the return to normalcy in hospital activities as long as variants or a Fall/Winter resurgence doesn’t erupt with the Delta, Lambda or some other variant.  

Episode 562: The Credit Manager’s Index and the Armada Strategic Intelligence System for Manufacturing

Dr. Chris Kuehl, Managing Partner with Armada Corporate Intelligence, presents the National Association of Credit Management’s CMI (Credit Manager’s Index) Report, followed by a discussion of ASIS – the Armada Strategic Intelligence System, a continuous forecasting intelligence tool for durable manufacturing.

Episode 561: ISM Services Report On Business Live with Anthony Nieves

Anthony Nieves, Committee Chair for the ISM’s Services Report on Business® continues in strength with few sectors struggling; most in continued expansion.

Episode 560: Institute for Supply Management®’s Report On Business® Series for June 2021

Hosts Lew and Tim sit down once again with Tim Fiore, Committee Chair of the ISM’s Manufacturing Report on Business to review the latest report. This report marks the close of the first half of 2021. Overall things remain positive as supply struggles to catch up with demand. Don’t miss our insightful look into this …

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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 558: Is Our Business a Project-Driven Business?

Matt Mong, VP of Communications for Adeaca, discusses why nearly every business is a project-driven business, and what the company should be incorporating for Project Business Automation.

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 556: Purchasing Manager’s Index Conditions Globally

Norbert Ore, Senior Correspondent on Global Purchasing Manager’s Index surveys reports that overall conditions are good globally.

Episode 555: How Cool are Photovoltaic Fabrics

Colin Touhey, CEO and Marketing Director from Pvilion, a manufacturer of solar-powered fabrics, discusses some of their current products and potential future uses of fabrics that capture solar power for common uses.

Episode 554: The Credit Manager’s Index with Dr. Chris Kuehl

Dr. Chris Kuehl, Managing Partner with Armada Corporate Intelligence, presents the National Association of Credit Management’s CMI (Credit Manager’s Index) Report, followed by a discussion of ASIS – the Armada Strategic Intelligence System, a continuous forecasting intelligence tool for durable manufacturing.

Episode 553: The ISM® Hospital Report on Business

Nancy LeMaster, Committee Chair, for the ISM® Hospital Report on Business updates listeners on conditions in the health care industry, from rural hospitals to major health care systems.  

Episode 552: Where AGV And AMR Make A Difference

John Hayes, Director of Sales for Baylo (www.baylo.com) discusses developments and improvements in warehouse automation using AGV and AMR vehicles – and where these improvements will lead in the near future.

Episode 551: ISM’s Services Report on Business for May 2021

Anthony Nieves, Committee Chair of the ISM’s Services Report on Business(R) presents a remarkably strong Semi-Annual Forecast for the balance of 2021.

Episode 550: Semi-Annual ISM Indicators for the Balance of 2021 are Very Strong

Tim Fiore, Committee Chair of the ISM’s Manufacturing Report on Business® presents a remarkably strong Semi-Annual Forecast for the balance of 2021.

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 548: Cliff Notes on the Global Manufacturing Picture

In this episode of ‘Cliff Notes on the Global Manufacturing Picture’, host Cliff Waldman discusses the impediments to further US manufacturing recovery that are arising from a range of supply chain problems. He reviews the latest data on US economic growth and US manufacturing growth, discussing challenges with critical production inputs and labor supply. He …

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Episode 547: A Smart Factory Creates Jobs

James Crean, CTO and Co-Founder of CREAN, Inc., discusses why smart factory technology creates jobs, and creates solutions that may not require any technology change at all.

Episode 546: Global Purchasing Manager’s Indexes With Norbert Ore

On This Episode Norbert Ore, Senior Correspondent for Global PMI Surveys discusses the movement of Purchasing Manager’s Indexes in Asia, Europe, North and South America, and if the U.S. will see a booming GDP in 2021.

Episode 545: Institute for Supply Management®’s Hospital Report on Business

New Report Series:Nancy LeMaster, Committee Chair of the ISM’s Hospital PMI Report on Business® presents the very positive news and behind-the-scenes challenges in the health care industry, with hospitals an the leading indicator in this vital industry sector.

Episode 544: ISM Services Report On Business Live with Anthony Nieves

On this episode Anthony Nieves, Committee Chairman of the ISM’s Services Report on Business(R) discusses the latest Service Sector Index report detailing the strengthening or weakening of the service sectors of our economy, and is presented in depth exclusively on Manufacturing Talk Radio.

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 542: Work IN Your Business or Work ON Your Business

Hear Paul Steck, President of Exothermic Molding discuss how he transitioned from working IN his business on all the minutia and tactical stuff to working ON his business at the strategic level and succession planning.

Episode 541: Institute for Supply Management®’s Report On Business® Series for May 2021

On this episode Tim Fiore, Committee Chair of the ISM’s Manufacturing Report on Business(R) discusses the April 2021 PMI readings continuing at some of the highest levels in decades for the 10 categories within this bellwether manufacturing report. The Services PMI (formerly the Non-manufacturing report) Wednesday, May 5th Anthony Nieves, chair for the Services PMI™ …

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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 539: The Easy Way to Transfer Knowledge

On This Episode Hear Dirck Schou, Co-Founder and CEO of Taqtile, describe a simple software solution that transfers the skill set of the expert worker to the newbie worker and reduce the learning curve from years or months to weeks or even days.

Episode 538: Global Purchasing Manager’s Indexes With Norbert Ore

On This Episode Norbert Ore, Director of Industry Surveys for Strategas Securities, LLC, discusses the strengthening of manufacturing in the U.S., EU, and Asia, and the near pre-Covid levels of production and expansion.

Episode 537: NIST Certification for Manufacturers

On This Episode Vincent Scott, Founder and CEO of Defense Cyber Security Group, discusses the new NIST requirements for selling to the DoD, DoE, and potentially many more government agencies.

Episode 536: Institute for Supply Management®’s Hospital Report on Business

2PM ET TODAY New Report Series: Nancy LeMaster, Committee Chair of the ISM’s Hospital Report on Business(R), discusses the latest Hospital PMI report.  The report will cover the health of the health care sector, and the pressures of handling a pandemic on the sector’s supply chain.

Episode 535: Social Distancing Wearable Device

On This Episode Haytham Elhawary, founder and CEO of Kinetic, discusses wearable technology to maintain social distancing in the workplace to ensure worker safety.