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EPISODES

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 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.

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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Episode 502: Reconstruction of the American Republic – 2021

On This Episode Lew Weiss and Tim Grady, hosts of Manufacturing Talk Radio, discuss the reconstruction of the American Republic from the impact of Covid to consumer spending and the outlook for manufacturing.

Episode 501: Is It Likely You Will Sell Your Manufacturing Company in 2020?

On This Episode Brian Reed, partner with Weaver and Tidwell LLP, discusses the transaction action in M&A and the manufacturing space, and what you should consider when selling your company.

Episode 499: How to Plan For the Totally Unexpected

On This Episode Jonathan Karelse, CEO and Co-Founding Partner of NorthFind Management discusses ways to prepare for the unexpected that is almost sure to happen, whether it is a pandemic, a weather system, a strike, or other threats to your business.

Episode 498: Cliff Notes on the Global Manufacturing Picture for December 2020

On This Episode In this live, year-end episode of ‘Cliff Notes on the Global Manufacturing Picture’, host Cliff Waldman interviews Dr. Chad Moutray, Chief Economist of the National Association of Manufacturers, on his recently published paper which considers the post-pandemic future for U.S. manufacturing. The interview touches on the outlook for 2021 US manufacturing growth. …

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Episode 497: Global Purchasing Manager’s Indexes With Norbert Ore

On This Episode Norbert Ore, Director of Industry surveys for Strategas Securities LLP discusses purchasing conditions in Europe, Asia, South America, and areas of the U.S. that reflect a fairly positive restart, at least for the U.S. economy.

Episode 496: Like Apps, Robotics Needs a Common Interface

On This Episode A.K. Schultz, CEO and Co-Founder of SVT Robotics, discusses SoftBot, a common interface which allows robots from different makers to operate in the same enterprise environment. LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/svt-robotics/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/svtrobotics Twitter: @SVTrobotics A.K. Schultz LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/a-k-schultz-9b5b899/

Episode 495: Should The U.S. Have An Industrial Policy?

On This Episode Rosemary Coates, Founder and Executive Director of The Reshoring Institute discusses situations where the U.S. needs to have an industrial policy, which has been brought to the forefront because of the Covid-19 Pandemic and even counterfeits in the medical supply chain. Is the treatment or the cure really Made in America?

Episode 494: Institute for Supply Management®’s Hospital Report on Business

LIVE December 7th 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 493: DTC Manufacturing eCommerce

On This Episode Yoav Kutner, Founder and CEO of Oro www.oroinc.com discusses eCommerce where the manufacturer sells directly to the end purchaser, which is a major disruption to the historical supply chain B2B and B2C.

Episode 492: Institute for Supply Management®’s Report On Business® Series for November 2020

On This Episode Institute for Supply Management®’s Report On Business® Series for November 2020. Hosts Lew Weiss and Tim Grady welcome Timothy Fiore, Chair of the ISM Manufacturing Business Survey Committee for a closer look at the factors that went into the Manufacturing Report On Business and this month’s PMI. Don’t miss this in-depth, exclusive interview …

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Episode 491: Leading the Country in Networking Among Manufacturing

On This Episode Jason Moss, CEO of the Georgia Manufacturing Alliance discusses their role in helping manufacturers study best practices at manufacturers within the state, and promote networking between those manufacturers to improve production practices, efficiencies, and new nuances for Georgia manufacturing. Click here to download “Manufacturing Success in Georgia: An Illustrated History”

Episode 490: Cliff Notes On The Global Manufacturing Picture: The Darkness and The Light

On This Episode In this episode of ‘Cliff Notes on the Global Manufacturing Picture’ host Cliff Waldman reviews the October data on U.S. manufacturing production growth and then discusses the dichotomies that cloud the manufacturing outlook. These include a pernicious third wave of the pandemic pitted against the promise of a pandemic-ending vaccine, a rebound …

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Episode 489: Global Purchasing Manager’s Indexes With Norbert Ore

On This Episode Norbert Ore, Director of Industry surveys for Strategas Securities LLP discusses purchasing conditions in Europe, Asia, South America, and areas of the U.S. that reflect a fairly positive restart, at least for the U.S. economy.

Episode 488: Those Plastic COVID Barriers – The New Normal

On This Episode Gary Buckland, Sr. Plant Manager at Spartech LLC is one of the companies making barrier products for Covid. Will they stay or will they go? LinkedIn: www.linkedin/company/spartech Gary:https://spartechllc.sharepoint.com/sites/spartech/depts/Marketing/Branded%20Marketing%20Tools/Forms/AllItems.aspx?viewid=693e47ba%2D33cd%2D49cc%2Db813%2D5895e923c88a&id=%2Fsites%2Fspartech%2Fdepts%2FMarketing%2FBranded%20Marketing%20Tools%2FLiterature%20%2D%20For%20Electronic%20Use%20Only Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Spartech-LLC-262242334283402/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbzs0tNor2ThFOKuweUpXXw?view_as=subscriber

Episode 487: The Credit Manager’s Index for October 2020

On This Episode Dr. Chris Kuehl, Managing Partner at Armada Corporate Intelligence, presents the October Credit Manager’s Index (CMI) and its forward look at the direction of industry in the coming months.

Episode 486: The Cyber Criminals May Already Be In Your Systems

On This Episode Tom Finan, Cyber Growth Leaders on FINEX Cyber/E&O insurance team, educates listeners in manufacturing on the everyday risks posed by cyber threats, and invasions that may already be in your systems, along with solutions to resolve the cyber threats. Click Here to read Reassuring the Reshoring: a Cyber Risk Management Proposal – by Tom Finan

Episode 485: Institute for Supply Management®’s Report On Business® Series for October 2020

LIVE – Moday, November 2nd at 12 Noon ET Institute for Supply Management®’s Report On Business® Series for October 2020. Hosts Lew Weiss and Tim Grady welcome Chair, Tim Fiore for a closer look at the factors that went into the Manufacturing Report On Business and this month’s PMI. Don’t miss this in-depth, exclusive interview …

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Episode 484: How to Maximize a Small Footprint 3D Printer

On This Episode Greg Elfering, President of Ultimaker Americas discusses the state of 3D Printing and the uses of Ultimaker’s small footprint 3D Printing beyond just R&D.

Episode 483: All Policy Progress is Slow in D.C.

On This Episode Mikie Sherrill, Congresswoman, U.S. House of Representatives, State of New Jersey 11th Congressional District, discusses the federal COVID-19 response, the New Jersey Manufacturing Extension Partnership’s work on a National Manufacturing Supply Chain database, and policy initiatives in D.C., along with her personal experiences as a mother of 4 school age children doing …

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Episode 482: 4 Powerful Export Tools You Need to Know

On This Episode Steve Renna, Chief Banking Officer for the EXIM Bank (EXIM.GOV) discusses four powerful financing tools that work in concert with your bank and the buyer’s bank that are available to businesses looking to export, including America’s manufacturers.