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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.

Episode 534: An Economist’s Point of View on Everything

On This Episode Dr. Chris Kuehl, Managing Partner with Armada Corporate Intelligence, presents the National Association of Credit Management’s CMI (Credit Manager’s Index) Report, and his views on inflation, GDP, and the National Debt with a comedic touch.

Episode 533: Institute for Supply Management®’s Report On Business® Series for April 2021

On this episode Tim Fiore, Committee Chairman of the ISM’s Manufacturing Report on Business® discusses the March 2021 Purchasing Manager’s Index report details and the strengthening of our economy. To read the full report, Click Here. The Services PMI (formerly the Non-manufacturing report) Anthony Nieves, chair for the Services PMI™ Business Survey Committee for the Institute …

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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 531: The New Engineer-to-Order Replacing CPQ

On this episode Scott Heide, Founder and CEO of Engineering Intent, discusses how Configure-Price-Quote methodologies are being replaced by Engineer-to-Order and how the collaborative configuration method is far superior.

A Review of 2018 and a Forecast for 2019 from Manufacturing Talk Radio

Manufacturing Talk Radio Hosts Lew Weiss and Tim Grady discuss manufacturing in 2018 from the skills gap to the booming economy, and then look forward at 2019 where some softening may occurs.  To keep a handle on all the subject matters, Manufacturing Talk Radio is introducing several new shows beginning with Manufacturing Matters with Cliff …

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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 529: Supply Chain Resiliency and Pricing In One Package

On This Episode David Cahn, Product Marketing for Blue Ridge Global, discusses supply chain resiliency and control to couple planning with customer pricing and purpose-built solutions.

Episode 528: Will the global economy create 10% GDP for the U.S.?

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 527: Autonomous Vehicle Charging On The Go

On This Episode Are you aware of the new technology that places wireless charging platens where your autonomous vehicle pause to recharge the batteries and reduce ‘parked time to recharge’? Safe, efficient wireless spot charging is available for industrial vehicles today, and explained in this interview with Julian Seume, CMO at wiferion.com.

Episode 526: The State-of-the-State of Manufacturing Event

On this episode The leading Manufacturing Extension Program organization, New Jersey MEP has brought together State Senate President Steve Sweeney, Senator Steve Oroho, Senator Linda Greenstein, Tony Russo, President of the Community and Industry Association of New Jersey, New Jersey Department of Labor Commissioner Robert Asaro-Angelo, Malony Willoughby with the New Jersey Business Action Center …

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Episode 524: The Credit Manager’s Index

On This Episode Dr. Chris Kuehl, Managing Partner at Armada Corporate Intelligence, discusses the Credit Manager’s Index.

Episode 523: Institute for Supply Management®’s Report On Business® Series for March 2021

On this episode Tim Fiore, Committee Chairman of the ISM’s Manufacturing Report on Business® discusses the February 2021 Purchasing Manager’s Index report details and the strengthening of our economy. To read the full report, Click Here.  

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.

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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Episode 520: Great Opportunity To Locate Or Relocate Your Business To The Texarkana Area

On this episode Eric Voyles, Executive Vice President and Chief Economic Development Officer, and John Sesler, Vice President of Logistics and 3PL Operations, discuss a very unique opportunity near Texarkana, Texas to locate or relocate their business with some great benefits and savings. For more on TexAmericas Center read the January issue of Manufacturing Outlook

Episode 517: Whelan Decision Creates Liability for Manufacturers

On This Episode Michael Posavetz, an attorney with Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, LLC, discusses the manufacturer’s liability for replacement parts or maintenance issues on equipment they manufactured or for which they supplied component parts.

Episode 516: Institute for Supply Management®’s Hospital Report on Business

On this episode 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 515: The CMI, GDP, Short-Selling and so on…

On This Episode Dr. Chris Kuehl, Managing Partner at Armada Corporate Intelligence, discusses the very positive Credit Manager’s Index, the GDP, short-selling, and what 2021 might look like – a fascinating discussion and must listen.

Episode 514: Institute for Supply Management®’s Report On Business® Series for February 2021

On this episode Tim Fiore, Committee Chairman of the ISM’s Manufacturing Report on Business® discusses the January 2021 Purchasing Manager’s Index report details and the strengthening of our economy.

Episode 512: The Power of Texting as a Hiring Tool

On This Episode Lydia Fayal Hall, Head of Communications for Workstream.us shares how to use texting tools to prepare for and fill vacancies with qualified candidates using texting as a preparation and communications tool.

Episode 511: Cliff Notes on the Global Manufacturing Picture for January 2021

On This Episode In this first 2021 episode of “Cliff Notes on the Global Manufacturing Picture”, host Cliff Waldman reviews the final manufacturing data for 2020, places 2020 in the context of US manufacturing history and offers a forecast for 2021. Cliff also discusses the longer-term manufacturing outlook as well as post-pandemic structural issues, which …

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Episode 510: 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 509: The Look Forward: ISM’s Semi-Annual Forecast on Manufacturing and Services

On This Episode LIVE at 12 Noon January 19th – Tim Fiore, Committee Chairman of the ISM’s Manufacturing Report on Business(R) and Anthony Nieves, Committee Chairman of the ISM’s Services Report on Business(R), join Lew Weiss and Tim Grady to discuss the outlook for 2021 for businesses in what is hoped to be a post-Covid economy. …

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Episode 508: Introducing The Manufacturing Partnership with NJMEP’s John Kennedy

On This Episode Jacket Media Co. is proud to introduce our new, monthly podcast “The Manufacturing Partnership” with special guest John Kennedy, CEO of the New Jersey Manufacturing Extension Program. You can watch the video or listen to the audio-only version below. For more information on the New Jersey Manufacturing Extension Program visit njmep.org/

Episode 507: When Nanotechnology Meets Glass Fascinating Things Happen

On This Episode Listen in as Joseph Harary, CEO of Research Frontiers and Eyal Peso, CEO of Gauzy discuss using nanoparticles between layers of glass to create opaque to clear glass transitions for automobiles, skyscraper windows, and many other applications.

Episode 506: Modernizing of Training Within Industry to Achieve Better Performance

On This Episode Ryan Weiss, President of Effective Performance Strategies, discusses how his company is changing the way training is created, performed, and measured to achieve better outcomes and save on training cost, or produce a better ROI.

Episode 505: Institute for Supply Management®’s Hospital Report on Business

LIVE at 12 Noon ET 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 504: The Credit Manager’s Index for January 2021

On This Episode Dr. Chris Kuehl, Managing Partner at Armada Corporate Intelligence, presents the National Association of Credit Manager’s Index report from Decmber 31st, 2020 with additional explanation of who credit manager are, their point of view on business lending practices, and what the details are showing. Plus, Chris talks about 2021, and how it …

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Episode 503: Institute for Supply Management®’s Report On Business® Series for January 2021

On this episode Tim Fiore, Committee Chairman of the ISM’s Manufacturing Report on Business® discusses the December 2020 Purchasing Manager’s Index report details and the strengthening of our economy. Read the full report here. LIVE January 7th at 12 Noon ET – The Services PMI (formerly the Non-manufacturing report) Don’t miss Anthony Nieves, chair for the …

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