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March 23, 2020 @ 5:39 pm

In the Midst of This Crisis, Begin Preparing for the Next One

Norbert Ore, Senior Correspondent for Industry Surveys for Manufacturing Talk Radio, discusses crisis management, and why risk management is key to surviving the impact of an unexpected event, in this discussion with hosts Lew Weiss and Tim Grady. Preparing for the next crisis will help you get through this one.

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March 17, 2020 @ 4:22 pm

Cliff Notes On The Global Manufacturing Picture: How The Coronavirus Crisis Is Impacting US Industry

It is unlikely that very many economists ever thought they would have to contemplate the impact of a rapidly spreading, globally menacing pathogen on the economic outlook. But that day is upon us. Of course at Manufacturing Talk Radio, our focus is on the US manufacturing sector. In this episode of ‘Cliff Notes on the Global Manufacturing Picture’, host Cliff Waldman will discuss the just-released report on February industrial production as well as the most recent report on manufacturing from the Institute for Supply Management to begin to offer a picture of how the coronavirus crisis is impacting US industry. He will conclude by putting the data in the context of a rapidly changing set of circumstances.

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March 16, 2020 @ 6:18 pm

Coating Solutions Manufacturer Madico

Remember when Elon Musk unveiled the Tesla truck and the windows shattered?  It didn't have to be!  Hear Shawn Kitchell, President and CEO of Madico, a coating solutions manufacturer that makes coatings for windows discuss the many solutions they provide for business, industry and consumers in this fun discussion with hosts Lew Weiss and Tim Grady. 

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March 9, 2020 @ 5:31 pm

Manufacturing Matters - How The Coronavirus Outbreak Will Effect The Electronics And Semiconductor Industries

In this episode, Shawn DuBravac, Chief Economist of IPC, and Falan Yinug, Director of Industry Statistics and Economic Policy at the Semiconductor Industry Association, discuss the impacts of the coronavirus outbreak on the electronics and semiconductor industries. Both guests respond to questions about fundamental price and employment outcomes but also discuss broader issues such as the lessons from previous crises as well as the appropriate policies for mitigating the damaging effects of the coronavirus shock on global manufacturing performance. The interview concludes with a discussion of potential longer-term industry consequences.

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March 9, 2020 @ 4:57 pm

How DO You Implement Industry 4.0 Technology?

Ben Marsh is CEO of Scout Systems. He travels the world helping manufacturers implement Industry 4.0 technology. Learn how to do it in this interview with hosts Lew Weiss and Tim Grady.

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March 9, 2020 @ 2:04 pm

The Latest Credit Manager’s Index Report

Dr. Chris Kuehl, senior economic correspondent for Manufacturing Talk Radio always brings in so much more insightful commentary as he discusses the latest Credit Manager's Index report and other economic situations, including the coronavirus in this conversation with host Tim Grady.

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March 2, 2020 @ 10:21 pm

Pick-By-Vision Smart Glasses Revolutionize Logistics Workflow

On this episode of Manufacturing Talk Radio, Hosts Lew and Tim welcome Johanna Bellenberg, Director Marketing & Communications for Picavi, all the way from Germany. Picavi's full line of assisted reality and augmented reality glasses enable logistics workers to keep important information in front of them yet keep their hands free, visually guiding them through the picking process, increasing productivity and accuracy. Listen to this episode for a closer look at this amazing product, only on Manufacturing Talk Radio.

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February 24, 2020 @ 6:46 pm

Manufacturing Matters: The Lean Manufacturing Paradigm

In this episode, Ray Keefe, President of Lean Enterprise Strategies, LLC and former Vice President of Manufacturing for Emerson discusses the Lean manufacturing paradigm. After defining Lean and providing an overview of its progress in US manufacturing, Ray discusses Lean metrics and Lean benefits. He then explains the impact of digitization on Lean implementation. The episode concludes with a discussion of the change management challenges brought about by the Lean journey.

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February 24, 2020 @ 6:09 pm

MaaS - Manufacturing as a Service

Learn what Xometry can do for your business from Greg Paulson, Director of Application Engineering, as he discusses Xometry's on-demand manufacturing service with hosts Lew Weiss and Tim Grady that opens up capabilities for your manufacturing needs. This is Manufacturing as a Service (MaaS) at its best!

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February 24, 2020 @ 3:23 pm

Improving Profitability Through Price Optimization

Patirck Moorhead, Chief Marketing Officer for start-up PriceFX joins hosts Lew Weiss and Tim Grady to chat about the current state and future of price optimization in manufacturing. Learn how to rapidly improve profitability through price optimization!

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