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Episode 713: The September 2022 Services ISM Report On Business

Anthony Nieves, Committee Chair for the Services ISM Report on Business® discusses the latest report.

Episode 712: The September 2022 Manufacturing ISM® Report On Business®

Tim Fiore, Committee Chair of the ISM’s Manufacturing Report on Business(R) discusses the September 2022 Purchasing Manager’s Index. To read the full report, Click Here

Episode 711: Moser On Manufacturing – IMTS Recap

The International Manufacturing Technology Show, the largest and longest-running industry trade show in the Western Hemisphere. Host Harry Moser was one of the over 86,000 people on hand and gives us his recap of the show.

Episode 710: Cliff Notes on the Global Manufacturing Picture for September

In this week’s episode of ‘Cliff Notes on the Global Manufacturing Picture’, host Cliff Waldman introduces the new video format for his show. In this first video episode he offers a discussion of the future of U.S. manufacturing at this time of heightened global economic and geopolitical turmoil. He notes that at least in the …

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Episode 709: Make Your Manufacturing Operations Smarter

Manufacturing Talk Radio welcomes Ara Surenian from Plex, the Smart Manufacturing Platform that connects your people, systems, machines, and supply chains. Lew and Ara discuss Plex’s products which include Enterprise Resource Planning, Manufacturing Execution System, Supply Chain Planning, Production Monitoring and more. Find out how to run your manufacturing operations more efficiently on this episode …

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Episode 708: The Flagship Reports with Dr. Chris Kuehl

Dr. Chris Kuehl talks candidly about world events and their economic impact on business and industry from his perspective at Armada Corporate Intelligence.

Episode 707: ERP Upgrades and Integrations for Manufacturers

Danny White, Lead for ECI’s Manufacturing Product Development Solutions, discusses ERP upgrades and integrations for small and mid-sized manufacturers.

Episode 706: The Latest ISM Hospital Report On Business

Nancy LeMaster, committee chair for the Institute for Supply Management’s Hospital Purchasing Managers Report on Business with the latest report.

Episode 705: The August 2022 Services ISM Report On Business

Anthony Nieves, Committee Chair for the Services ISM Report on Business® discusses the latest report.

Episode 704: The August 2022 Manufacturing ISM® Report On Business®

The August Manufacturing PMI® Tim Fiore, Committee Chair of the ISM’s Manufacturing Report on Business(R) discusses the August 2022 Purchasing Manager’s Index. To read the full report CLICK HERE

Episode 703: Make Your Idea a Real World Product

Jim Orrico, Founder and President of Dream to Product discusses how his company helps move a product concept into the real world through engineering design and manufacturing processes for companies that need to outsource R&D.

Episode 702: Cliff Notes on the Global Manufacturing Picture for August

An accumulation of economic, political, and geopolitical problems has brought China to a moment of either significant peril or significant change-or both. The implications for U.S. manufacturers are immense given China’s pivotal role in global growth and global supply chains. Host Cliff Waldman will overview the dynamics that have brought China to this pivotal moment. …

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Episode 701: Moser On Manufacturing – Proposing a Goal for U.S. Manufacturing Success

The United States has an approximately $800 billion goods trade deficit. This equals about 40% of actual U.S. manufacturing output. The future state of U.S. manufacturing depends substantially on our success in reducing, rather than further increasing this deficit. Reshoring Initiative Founder Harry Moser and Manufacturing Talk Radio Host Lew Weiss discuss where we should be …

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Episode 700: Conquering Quality

Dereck Williams, founder of DW Consulting, tackles the toughest challenges manufacturing has to offer and applies quality systems to overcome them.

Episode 699: How LeasePlan Makes Leasing Work For Your Company

Ricardo Fonzaghi, Chief Commercial Officer and Executive Director for LeasePlan USA discusses how LeasePlan works with its clients to help them implement fleets or equipment, conserve capital, and ensure that the machinery is installed and works to the best benefit of the client.

Episode 698: The Flagship Reports – The U.S. Economy with Russia in the Mix

Dr. Chris Kuehl, the Managing Partner of The Flagship Reports, discusses the impact of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and how it impacts the U.S. economy.

Episode 697: Amazing Ways Abrasives are Used

Brandon Acker, President of Titan Abrasive Systems, chats about the often overlooked ways abrasives are used in manufacturing, from military vehicles and airplanes to the tips of hypodermic needles, safe uses of abrasives, types of abrasives, and their importance in the adhesion of finishes.

Episode 696: The Latest ISM Hospital Report

Nancy LeMaster, committee chair for the Institute for Supply Management’s Hospital Purchasing Managers Report on Business with the latest report.

Episode 695: The July 2022 Services ISM Report On Business

Anthony Nieves, Committee Chair for the ISM’s Services Report on Business® discusses the latest report.

Episode 694: July 2022 Manufacturing ISM® Report On Business®

The July Manufacturing PMI® at 52.8% Tim Fiore, Committee Chair of the ISM’s Manufacturing Report on Business(R) discusses the July 2022 Purchasing Manager’s Index. Click here to read the full report.

Episode 693: Moser On Manufacturing – Trends In Reshoring

On the latest episode of Moser On Manufacturing, Manufacturing Talk Radio host Lew Weiss and Reshoring Initiative founder Harry Moser discuss the latest trends in reshoring and their impact on the U.S. economy.

Episode 692: Cliff Notes on the Global Manufacturing Picture for July

In this episode of ‘Cliff Notes on the Global Manufacturing Picture’, host Cliff Waldman reviews the latest look at global population trends from the United Nations. The 2022 report of the UN’s World Population Prospects presents population estimates from 1950 to the present for 237 countries, underpinned by analysis of historical demographic data. Cliff explains …

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Episode 691: Does Tungsten Touch Your Life?

Lewis Black, CEO of Almonty Industries, discusses the importance of tungsten and the many products that are adversely impacted by the current supply chain disruptions of tungsten sources which are predominantly Russia and China.

Episode 690: The Flagship Reports – Current Economic Currents

Dr. Chris Kuehl, Managing Partner of The Flagship Reports, discusses the current economic currents swirling around in business, industry, and manufacturing, and whether or not there is peril in the waters ahead.

Episode 689: Marketing For Manufacturers

weCreate is a full-service agency that specializes in marketing and website design for manufacturers and B2B companies. Host Lew Weiss sits down with Nate Wheeler to discuss how weCreate uses digital marketing to help manufacturers grow their business in the 21st century. Visit weCreate online: www.wheelerconsultingco.com Contact Nate: nate@wheelerconsultingco.com

Episode 688: Great News for Nurses and Physicians – The ISM Hospital Report

Doctors and nurses could only practice in the state where they were licensed before and throughout Covid.  Now, a new medical compact between states allows doctors to practice in 34 states with a modified licensing process, and nurses can practice in 39 states with a similar licensing process.  These medical compacts between states allow doctors …

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Episode 687: LIVE July 6th at 12 Noon ET – The June 2022 Services ISM Report On Business

LIVE July 6th at 12 Noon ET Anthony Nieves, Committee Chair for the ISM’s Services Report on Business® discusses the latest report.

Episode 686: Tim Fiore says, “Calm down.” – The Manufacturing ISM® Report On Business®

Tim Fiore says, “Calm down.” Manufacturing Talk Radio reports that the underlying factors of the 53 PMI number are positive when you gain an understanding of the details. To read the full report, CLICK HERE

Episode 685: Moser On Manufacturing – Trends In Reshoring

On the latest episode of Moser On Manufacturing, Manufacturing Talk Radio host Lew Weiss and Reshoring Initiative founder Harry Moser discuss the latest trends in reshoring and their impact on the U.S. economy. Harry discusses some of the surprise effects of reshoring, both environmental and economic, the number of jobs that have been restored, and …

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Episode 684: Unbreakable Glass From Diamonds

Adam Khan, CEO and Founder of AKhan Semiconductor (www.akhansemi.com) discusses growing diamonds for ‘diamond age’ glass applications from unbreakable cell phone glass to thru-the-cockpit canopy sensors.

Episode 683: Cliff Notes on the Global Manufacturing Picture for June

U.S. Manufacturing Is Holding Up, But Stormclouds Are Forming The June episode of Cliff Notes On The Global Manufacturing Picture takes a closer look at how the manufacturing industry is responding to rapidly rising interest rates and the looming threat of a global recession. Don’t miss this data-driven look into global manufacturing’s future.

Episode 682: Is The Air Coming Out Of The Expansion?

Norbert Ore, senior correspondent for Manufacturing Talk Radio discusses the latest Global Survey Insights on the 18 PMI reports from advanced economies around the world. There appears to be a softening in the expansion as if the air is slowly leaking out of the balloon. Listen in to find out why.

Episode 681: The Flagship Reports Launches its Officer of the Watch Podcast

Dr, Chris Kuehl, Managing Partner at Armada Corporate Intelligence, launches The Flagship Reports, an Officer of the Watch briefing on aspects of the general economy, coupled with information from the Armada Strategic Intelligence System (ASIS) for manufacturing. ASIS provides 95% accuracy about conditions in durable goods and where that sector is headed near term. Both …

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Episode 680: Are You Still Creating The Final, Final, Final Version Of Your Product Drawing?

John McEleney is the Co-Founder of Onshape the only Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) product development platform that combines CAD, built-in data management, real-time collaboration tools, and business analytics so that individuals can simultaneously work on a drawing together rather than create the Final, Final, Final Revision.

Episode 679: The ISM Hospital Report

Nancy LeMaster, committee chair for the Institute for Supply Management’s Hospital Purchasing Managers Report on Business with the latest report.

Episode 678: The May 2022 Services ISM Report On Business

Anthony Nieves, Committee Chair for the ISM’s Services Report on Business® discusses the latest report.

Episode 677: May 2022 Manufacturing ISM® Report On Business®

Information-packed ISM PMI and Semi-Annual Survey The April Manufacturing PMI® at 56.1% Tim Fiore, Committee Chair of the ISM’s Manufacturing Report on Business(R) discusses both the May 2022 Purchasing Manager’s Index and the ISM’s Semi-Annual Survey in an information-packed presentation of where manufacturing is at and where it appears to be headed. If you need …

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Episode 676: Using A.I. for Predicting Manufacturing Events

Christopher Nguyen, CEO and Co-Founder of Aitomatic (www.aitomatic.com) discusses the predictive maintenance uses of A.I. in manufacturing. The company also provides A.I. for energy optimization, demand forecasting, avionics user experience, automotive cybersecurity, automotive cabin experience, smart home experience, and marine sonar imaging.

Episode 675: Cliff Notes on the Global Manufacturing Picture – The U.S. Auto Industry

In this episode, Haig Stoddard, the widely followed auto industry analyst, joins host Cliff Waldman to talk about a range of issues facing the U.S. auto industry. After discussing considerable supply chain problems Haig offers analysis of mounting demand-side pressures including the surge in gas prices and the rapid rise in interest rates. This is followed by a …

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Episode 674: Supply Chain Disruption Underscores The Need To Reshore Now

On today’s episode host Harry Moser discusses with Lew Weiss how manufacturers measure competitiveness by comparing delivery, quality, and price and why U.S. manufacturers keep losing out on price. Harry looks closely at how the U.S. lost its edge and the path back to global manufacturing leadership. Harry also explains how companies could bring back …

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Episode 673: Jimmy Anklesaria, J. Shipman Gold Medal Award Winner on Manufacturing Talk Radio

On May 23rd, The Institute for Supply Management presented the J. Shipman Gold Medal award to Jimmy Anklesaria at the 2022 ISM World conference in Orlando, FL.  Mr. Anklesaria, F.C.A., LL.B., is the founder of Anklesaria Group, Inc.  Mr. Anklesaria joined Manufacturing Talk Radio hosts Lew Weiss and Tim Grady to discuss his experiences in …

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Episode 672: You’ll Know They’re in Trouble Before They Do

Joining hosts Lew Weiss and Tim Grady on Manufacturing Talk Radio are Jerry Flum, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Directors of CreditRiskMonitor, and Michael I. Flum, who is responsible for operational strategy and implementation to leverage existing human capital through technology and efficient work processes, as well as the Alternative Data …

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Episode 671: Supply Chain Management Has Been Like Two Years Of Running Around With Your Hair On Fire

Tom Derry, CEO of the Institute for Supply Management, discusses the incredibly challenging conditions that supply chain executives and staff members have successfully weathered since January of 2020 when Covid reached America’s shores. Although many businesses were shut down, manufacturing continued to operate while the operations of their suppliers and shipping lines around the world …

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Episode 670: It’s About Manufacturing – Not College!

Terry Iverson, CEO of Iverson and Company, and Founder of ChampionNOW discusses the great career opportunities in manufacturing, and the potential to get college paid for by your employer so you can graduate with a career and no student loan debt – what could be better?

Episode 659: The Current Economic Conditions in Manufacturing

Dr. Chris Kuehl, Managing Partner with Armada Corporate Intelligence, discusses facets of the economy that manufacturing is dealing with, and the underlying strengths and weaknesses of the shifting sands.

Episode 658: Manufacturing Strong But Conditions Are Suspect

Norbert Ore, Senior Correspondent with Manufacturing Talk Radio, discusses the chaos and forecasting surrounding manufacturing from D.C. policy to oil and gas prices that make it difficult to predict the strength of the current expansion, much less its longevity. The previous historic economic expansion followed by the pandemic interruption has created such an air of …

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Episode 657: Save Money. Use A Search Firm.

Join Ben Talbert with Better Than Found (www.btfsearch.com) as he discusses how a search firm works for its clients and candidates to find the most suitable fit at a cost much less than a wrong hire. Hosts Lew Weiss and Tim Grady ask Mr. Talbert how his firm finds and places the right people in …

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Episode 656: The ISM Hospital Report

Pandemic Pockets Exist but New Challenges Plague the Hospital Industry Nancy LeMaster, committee chair for the Institute for Supply Management’s Hospital Purchasing Managers Report on Business(R) updates Manufacturing Talk Radio on aspects of the hospital industry struggling from Covid, the War in Ukraine, labor and supply chain challenges that still exist within the industry and …

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Episode 655: The April 2022 Services ISM Report On Business

Anthony Nieves, Committee Chair for the ISM’s Services Report on Business® discusses the latest report.

Episode 654: April 2022 Manufacturing ISM® Report On Business®

The April Manufacturing PMI® at 55.4% Tim Fiore, Committee Chair of the ISM’s Manufacturing Report on Business® discusses the PMI (Purchasing Manager’s Index) details that continue to show expansion, the major PMI categories impacting the overall number, and industry sectors showing strengths and weaknesses. Click here to read the full report.

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