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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.

Episode 653: We’re from the Government – We’re here to help you!

For more than a decade, Harry Moser, founder and CEO of the Reshoring Initiative (www.reshorenow.org), has been an industry leader and champion for reshoring products and jobs that went overseas. He has spoken at industry conferences, trade shows, and in the halls and offices of government across the country to deliver his message to bring …

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Episode 652: Cliff Notes on the Global Manufacturing Picture: The Increasingly Difficult and Risky Global Economic Picture

In this episode of ‘Cliff Notes on the Global Manufacturing Picture’, host Cliff Waldman will review the latest data and forecasts from an increasingly difficult and risky global economic picture. Cliff will discuss the significant downward revisions to global growth forecasts, the increasingly aggressive campaign from the Federal Reserve to tame elevated inflation, the global growth …

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Episode 651: Responding to Consumer Demand with a Smart Thermometer

Brad Pope, Head of Customer Success for Kinsa, discusses the company’s Smart Thermometer and confidential health information gathering tool to predict consumer demand for cold and flu season products based on when outbreaks are happening in real-time.

Episode 650: The Global Purchasing Manager’s Index

Norbert Ore, senior international correspondent with Manufacturing Talk Radio, discusses the purchasing conditions in countries around the world, and headwinds that might hit the manufacturing industry.

Episode 649: Silver Lining in Pandemic Clouds

Nancy LeMaster, committee chair for the Institute for Supply Management’s Hospital Purchasing Managers Report on Business(R) discusses the front line battle with Covid that occurs behind the scenes at hospitals across the country and the apparent improvement in wellness as America shifts from Pandemic to epidemic. The industry is cautiously optimistic that the virulence of …

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Episode 648: Tap Into Inexpensive Solar-thermal Power

Naiose (nee’sha) Irwin, CEO of Solarflux, discusses the innovative solutions and rapid ROI of converting to inexpensive, scalable solar-thermal power that results in zero emissions without the use of carbon credits.

Episode 647: The March 2022 Services ISM Report On Business

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

Episode 646: March 2022 Manufacturing ISM® Report On Business®

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.

Episode 645: Is American Manufacturing Returning to America?

Harry Moser, Founder and President of the Reshoring Initiative, discusses what is happening in manufacturers bringing production, and jobs, back to America.  Offshoring, particularly to Asia, has lost much of its cost benefits, especially with wages in China rising and the loss of intellectual property.  The mood of America towards products produced in China has …

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Episode 644: The Profits Are In The Details

Liran Akavia, Co-Founder and COO at Seebo (www.seebo.com) helps manufacturers document their production processes, from raw material inputs to completed products output to identify hidden, incremental improvements that translate into significant cost reductions, yield increase, quality improvements, and bottom-line benefits.  Currently being used by several companies in food manufacturing, baked goods, powdered chemicals, liquid chemical, glass, …

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Episode 643: Finding Hidden Savings in the Logistics Spend

John Mead, Vice President of Sales for Totalogistix, helps manufacturers find the hidden savings in the movement of their goods, from raw materials to finished products, overlooked in their supply chain and the invoices manufacturers pay – and often over-pay.

Episode 642: Jerome Powell Speaks to the NABE on Interest Rates and the Economy

Jerome Powell, Chairman of the Federal Reserve, speaks to the National Association for Business Economics (NABE) today about interest Rate hikes and the state of the economy as the Fed looks forward in 2022 and grapples with Inflation.  Cliff Waldman, President of New World Economics, speaks for the meeting in a special news brief wrap-up …

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Episode 641: Autonomous Guided Vehicles

Mike Kotvian, Managing Director for Kivnon USA discusses mobile robotic solutions for factory floors, warehouses, and distribution centers to handle materials from storage to production lines to inventory.

Episode 640: The Global Purchasing Manager’s Index

Norbert Ore, senior international correspondent with Manufacturing Talk Radio, discusses the purchasing conditions in countries around the world, and headwinds that might hit the manufacturing industry.

Episode 639: Where Testing Occurs, Drug Use Drops

Dr. Barry Sample Ph.D., senior director of science and technology, at Quest Diagnostics, and a board-certified forensic toxicologist discusses workplace drug use, how companies can test for it, how employees feel about it, and the decline in drug use at companies that do test for it.

Episode 638: Demand for COVID Beds Declines

Nancy LeMaster, Committee Cahir of the ISM’s Hospital Report on Business(R) indicates that elective procedures are increasing in hospitals, meaning that hospitals can provide care and beds for patients with conditions other than COVID. The industry remains cautiously optimistic that the pandemic is shifting to an epidemic, meaningless cases, and less serious cases.

Episode 637: February 2022 Services ISM Report On Business

Anthony Nieves, Committee Chair for the ISM’s Services Report on Business® discusses the impact of the bottlenecked supply chain on the services sector, which could extend into next year.

Episode 636: The Manufacturing ISM 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, labor remains constrained, and the supply chain becomes a serious concern. For over thirty years the Manufacturing ISM Report On Business has provided one of the …

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Episode 635: Cliff Notes on the Global Manufacturing Picture: Energy Markets in a Time of Crisis

In this episode of ‘Cliff Notes on the Global Manufacturing Picture’, Dr. Dean Foreman, Chief Economist of the American Petroleum Institute, joined host Cliff Waldman for a wide-ranging discussion of energy issues, present, and future. Dean overviewed oil market distortions arising from the pandemic, Russian aggression, inflation and supply chain challenges. He also offered analysis …

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Episode 634: The Global Purchasing Manager’s Index

Norbert Ore, senior international correspondent with Manufacturing Talk Radio, discusses the purchasing conditions in countries around the world, and headwinds that might hit the manufacturing industry.

Episode 633: Is Your Frontline Team Telling Customers the Right Story?

Chris Wallace, Co-Founder and President of Innerview, presents the critical concern where frontline staff may be presenting very different information about the company to customers instead of the correct brand information, and how that can be corrected.

Episode 632: Continued Hospital Strain As Covid Wanes In America

Hospitals continue to bear the brunt of Covid and it will be several months before any flattening of the Covid curve will reduce the strain on ICU’s, hospital beds, and employees leaving the industry because the strain of work hours and loss of life has become too much to handle emotionally and psychologically. Vaccine mandates …

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Episode 631: January 2022 Services ISM Report On Business

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

Episode 630: The Manufacturing ISM Report On Business

For over thirty years the Manufacturing ISM Report On Business has provided one of the most reliable economic indicators available, offering guidance to economists, supply management professionals, analysts, government, and business leaders. Released on the first business day of every month, the report offers valuable insight into the entire manufacturing sector. Every month Timothy R. Fiore, …

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Episode 629: Cliff Notes on the Global Manufacturing Picture

In the opening episode for 2022 Host Cliff Waldman provides an assessment of the significant and unusual risks in the U.S. economy and U.S. manufacturing outlook for 2022

Episode 628: The Global Purchasing Manager’s Index

Norbert Ore, senior international correspondent with Manufacturing Talk Radio, discusses the purchasing conditions in countries around the world, and headwinds that might hit the manufacturing industry.

Episode 627: The Power and Importance of Industrial Websites

Ryan Jennings, the owner and operator of WYSIWYG Marketing, discusses the vital importance of having up-to-date content in a current industrial website design as search engines change their algorithms, meaning you may not be found.

Episode 626: The Latest Credit Manager’s Index

Dr. Chris Kuehl, Managing Partner with Armada Corporate Intelligence, discusses the Credit Manager’s Index.

Episode 625: Optimizing And Streamlining Automotive Manufacturing

Mark Blosser from Ceratizit discusses technology and applications supporting the automotive industry to optimize and streamline processes with cutting, drilling, boring, reaming, and countersinking tools on the Manufacturing Talk Radio podcast.

Episode 625: ISM Services Report On Business with Anthony Nieves

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

Episode 624: The ISM Hospital Report On Business

Nancy LeMaster, Committee Chair of the ISM’s Hospital Report on Business(R) discusses the latest report in detail.