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September 30, 2014 @ 2:12 pm

S2-E13 What is Open Innovation?

Elouise Young earned her PhD in Organic Chemistry from MIT and today leads innovation programs on behalf of one of the world’s leading firms in the area of Open Innovation, NineSigma.

Open Innovation, also known as external or networked innovation, is focused on uncovering new ideas, reducing risk, increasing speed and leveraging scarce resources. With a better understanding of “what is out there”, a company is able to lower risk by combining external capabilities with internal innovation resources. The old question of “Why reinvent the wheel?” clearly applies, as Open Innovation enables a company to connect with someone who has already developed the technology in need or who is further along the development path.

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September 23, 2014 @ 2:06 pm

S2-E12 Staffing solutions and advice

Staffing specialists Scott A. Mayer, President and CEO of QPS Employment Group and Jeri Meyers, QPS Senior Regional Vice President.
Scott and Jeri bring their considerable experience in the staffing industry to the show with advice and ideas for your small to medium sized enterprise.

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September 16, 2014 @ 4:30 pm

S2-E11 ExIm Bank

Special Guest Linda Menghetti Dempsey, vice president of international economic affairs at the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) joins hosts Tim Grady and Lew Weiss. How can small and mid-sized manufacturers use the Ex-Im Bank? What are the effects if the ImEx bank can't keep it's operations going?

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September 9, 2014 @ 5:08 pm


Hosts Lew and Tim join Daniel J. Meckstroth, PhD, to discuss a wide range of economic issues as they relate to the manufacturing sector.

Daniel J. Meckstroth, Ph.D., is Vice President and Chief Economist for Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation (MAPI) and the research affiliate MAPI Foundation. He has been with MAPI since 1990 and coordinates the economic forecasting and analysis program, managing MAPI’s team of seven other economists.

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September 2, 2014 @ 3:27 pm

S2-E9 Patricia Lee, Director of Marketing

Hosts Lew and Tim welcome to the show Patricia Lee, Director of Marketing for the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association, Intl. and its charitable foundation Nuts, Bolts & Thingamajigs. Patricia is also the marketing lead for the national Manufacturing Day program which FMA co-produces. MFG DAY addresses common misperceptions about manufacturing by giving manufacturers an opportunity to open their doors and show, in a coordinated effort, what manufacturing is — and what it isn’t. 

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