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August 25, 2015 @ 2:42 pm

S4-E20 Women in Manufacturing, Part I

Tuesday, August 25, 2015 1:00-2:00pm Eastern time – The case for women in manufacturing has never been stronger. Join us for the first of our two-part series on women in manufacturing as Allison Grealis, President of Women in Manufacturing and Karen Norheim, Executive Vice President of American Crane discuss the evolution of women in manufacturing and the business case for creating, and maintaining, a strong presence of women leaders in the industry today.

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August 18, 2015 @ 2:32 pm

s4-e19 The skills gap cure? Recruiting, retraining and retaining an inspired workforce

Tuesday, August 18, 2015 1:00-2:00pm ET: Economic indicators predict a bright future for manufacturing, but significant workforce challenges pit the landscape and darken its horizon. Join us as Gardner Carrick, Vice President of Strategic Initiatives for The Manufacturing Institute, Mario Hernandez, President of the San Antonio Economic Development Foundation, and Gale Tenen Spak, Prime Contact, ManufactureNJ Talent Network and the Associate VP for Continuing and Professional Education at New Jersey Institute of Technology discuss how the industry is preserving its brain-trust of seasoned workers, recruiting and retaining fresh minds that are inspired by exciting innovation and re-training the workforce caught in transition.

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August 11, 2015 @ 2:13 pm

s4-e18 Remanufacturing

Increasingly, remanufacturing operations hold significant roles in sustainability initiatives.  Listen in as two leading voices in remanufacturing,  John Disharoon, Director of Market Access for Caterpillar’s Cat Reman and Dr. Nabil Nasr, Associate Provost for Academic Affairs and Director of The Golisano Institute for Sustainability, discuss remanufacturing’s role in the circular economy with co-hosts Tim Grady and Lew Weiss.  Get up to speed on the intricate elements and challenges of the remanufacturing process today, and hear all about the R&D for tomorrow that will insure manufacturers keep non-renewable resources in circulation and costs down long after the original product would have hit the landfill.

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August 4, 2015 @ 2:56 pm

S4-e17 ISM Report July 2015 & Prof Sanford on Dodd-Frank

Brad Holcomb, Committee Chair of the Institute for Supply Management’s Manufacturing Report on Business puts into context the ISM’s Purchasing Managers Index number for July 2015. Then Professor Adriana Sanford discusses why Dodd-Frank was created and asks does it go far enough? Who is the average whistle blower? What should you do if you stumble upon something suspicious that may be the tip of the iceberg or the entire iceberg? Whether you are on the manufacturing floor, a supply chain professional, in receiving, or a corporate executive.

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