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November 20, 2019 @ 12:38 pm

Trump Tariffs Fail to Save Steel Mills

Jeffrey Stein, Policy Reporter for the Washington Post joins hosts Lew Weiss and Tim Grady to discuss how the trade war and Trump tariffs failed to save some steel mills in the long run, and other issues impacting America’s industries.

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November 19, 2019 @ 11:42 am

The Autonomous Supply Chain

Is the autonomous supply chain achievable? Can the cost yield the benefits to make it justifiable? Find out in this interview with Cary Vandenavond from JDA Software as he shares his insights with hosts Lew Weiss and Tim Grady.

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November 11, 2019 @ 4:50 pm

Industrial Cart And Conveyor Solutions from Topper Industries

As industry becomes more technologically sophisticated in manufacturing, some "simple machines" will remain ever-present, like carts that actually contribute to lean manufacturing. Ed Brown, founder of Topper Industrial in Sturtevant, Wisconsin, joins hosts Lew Weiss and Tim Grady to tout the features and benefits of industrial cart and conveyor solutions.

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November 6, 2019 @ 5:01 pm

The Credit Manager’s Index with Dr. Chris Kuehl

Dr. Chris Kuehl, a managing partner with Armada Corporate Intelligence and chief economist for several non-profit organizations including the FMA and FIA, joins co-hosts Lew Weiss and Tim Grady to discuss the current Credit Manager's Index issued by the National Association of Credit Managers, as well as the outlook for the U.S. economy in view of world and local events.

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November 5, 2019 @ 6:34 pm

Manufacturing Matters: An In-depth Look At Enterprise Zones

In this episode Christopher Hooton, Senior Scholar at the George Washington University Institute of Public Policy and Chief Economist of the Internet Association and Peter Tyler, a professor in urban and regional economics in the Department of Land Economy at the University of Cambridge, discuss their newly published paper on the impact of enterprise zones. Chris and Peter outline the basic findings of their study and discuss the role of manufacturing in enterprise zone development. Other topics include the relationship between enterprise zones and clusters, the impact of enterprise zones in developing economies, and the issue of capital pirating from surrounding localities.

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October 29, 2019 @ 12:48 pm

Outsmart Workplace Injuries With REFLEX

Haytham Elhawary, CEO of Kinetics, joins hosts Lew Weiss and Tim Grady to discuss REFLEX, a smart wearable device that automatically detects high-risk postures and provides workers with real-time feedback whenever high-risk motions to reduce the incidences of workplace injuries. Over time, workers can use REFLEX to improve their biomechanics, resulting in fewer injuries and improved well-being, while the company saves time and money in more workhours, fewer workplace injuries, and less paperwork on injury claims.

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October 24, 2019 @ 4:03 pm

Thomas CEO Tony Uphoff Talks Tariffs, Technology And The General State of Manufacturing

Tony Uphoff, President and CEO of Thomas ( joins hosts Lew Weiss and Tim Grady to discuss three major trends in manufacturing: State of US Manufacturing, The impact of the tariffs on US Manufacturers, and the digital transformation of industrial sales, marketing and supply chain management. Listen to this special episode to learn how to navigate this manufacturing turbulence.

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October 22, 2019 @ 3:27 pm

Manufacturing Matters – The Current Outlook And Evolving Structure of the Indian Economy

In this episode, Akrur Barua, Economist and Executive Manager with Deloitte, discusses the current outlook as well as the evolving structure of the Indian economy. After commenting on the slowdown in India’s economic growth, Akrur responds to questions about development issues. In doing so, he discusses the role of the manufacturing sector in India’s longer-term picture. Other interview topics include demographics, the challenge of bureaucracy, and entrepreneurship.

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October 22, 2019 @ 3:25 pm

Manufacturing 4.0 with Leading2Lean

Keith Barr is CEO and President of Leading2Lean, a company dedicated to helping manufacturers adapt to new technologies and digital lean methodologies that include the human element in an evolution called Manufacturing 4.0. Listen to learn what hosts Lew Weiss and Tim Grady uncover in this insightful interview on the future of manufacturing.

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October 16, 2019 @ 11:52 am

Manufacturing Matters: Workforce Challenges Faced By Global Manufacturers

Susan Sweeney, President of GGB, engages in a broad-based discussion of workforce challenges faced by global manufacturers. Dr. Sweeney discusses the general U.S. manufacturing human capital problem and then focuses on her specific company issues. She describes a number of the workforce development programs and initiatives at GGB. The final part of the interview focuses on the educational system and its adequacy for the rapidly evolving manufacturing workplace.

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