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August 29, 2017 @ 10:43 am

S10-E3: Need an Executive for a Dump Truck or an Ambulance?

The Skills Gap presents great challenges in finding skilled technicians and another level of complexity finding skilled executives to oversee everything from concept and design to unique body building and customer delivery of vocational vehicles. With a truck body at its core, vocational vehicles are designed to suit a particular purpose, such as dump trucks, ambulances, fire engines, handicapped buses, or other specific uses. Hear more as Lew Weiss and Tim Grady interview John Parden, and Executive Recruiter from Management Recruiters – Indianapolis North in this intriguing discussion.

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August 22, 2017 @ 8:03 pm

Gregorio G. Canales

Gregorio has been a professor at the Instituto Tecnologico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey (EGADE), Assistant Professor of International Law at the Escuela Libre de Derecho and has participated as a member of the editorial board of the business section of Grupo Reforma newspapers. He also worked as a foreign associate for two major US law firms on the east and west coasts.

Among other activities, Gregorio is the Honorary Consul of the Republic of Korea in North Eastern Mexico.

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August 20, 2017 @ 2:15 pm

S10-E2 SME Education Foundation and Shape Corporation

As part of a nationwide effort to help close the swelling skills gap, the SME Education Foundation established PRIME® (Partnership Response In Manufacturing Education), its program to attract youth to manufacturing and prepare high school students for careers in the industry. The Foundation works closely with manufacturing businesses and associations to develop partnerships with local high schools that provide students with the knowledge and hands-on technical skills using state of the art technology and industry relevant equipment.
Shape Corporation, a concept, design, engineering, and manufacturer of auto body structures has joined forces with the SME Foundation to form a new partnership to bring advanced manufacturing education to Grand Haven High School in Grand Haven, Mich.  Shape will invest $300,000 in the Foundation's PRIME program which will kick off at the Grand Haven High School in the 2018-2019 academic year.
Hear about this creative partnership as it begins to expand across the U.S. through the SME Education Foundation, and locally for a global corporation in Grand Haven, Michigan during a Manufacturing Talk Radio conversation with Brian Glowiak, Vice President of the SME Education Foundation and Doug Peterson, Global Vice President of Human Resources for Shape Corporation.

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August 16, 2017 @ 3:58 pm

S10-E1a The Global Show part 2

August 15, 2017 @ 12:33 pm

S10-E1: Global Reports: More Tailwinds than Headwinds for Manufacturing in 2017

Each month, Manufacturing Talk Radio reaches out to its Senior International Correspondents to get their read on manufacturing around the world in this global economy. Royce Lowe reports from France and Europe and the United Kingdom, Chong Wang reports from Shanghai on China, Japan, and other Asian countries, Norbert Ore reports from Atlanta on 18 global PMI surveys and several regional U.S. purchasing managers indicies, and Chad Moutray, Chief Economist from the National Association of Manufacturers, discusses his Monday morning report and global monthly update. The purpose is to give business listeners a sense of how manufacturing and economic activity looks on a macro level and where it might be headed in the near term to gain an understanding of how economies interact.

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August 8, 2017 @ 12:26 pm

Special: ISM’s Committee Report on Non-Manufacturing

Anthony Nieves joins Manufacturing Talk Radio to discuss the ISM's Committee report on Non-Manufacturing, which includes all of the service sector companies, retail trade, mining and construction. This sector uses or sells many of the parts and materials crafted by the manufacturing sector, so both sectors are closely interwoven. This month, the Non-Manufacturing Report on Business(R) is very favorable as the economy continues to move forward.

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August 8, 2017 @ 11:38 am

S9-E21: How to Avoid the Failures of Change

It is not the process that causes projects to fail. Change tends to fail because people fail to buy in to the change itself. Given that change is inevitable, and coming along more rapidly every year, tune in to hear Barbara Trautlein of Change Catalysts explain how to approach change projects for successful outcomes, including the all important buy-in of the people. Learn how “change equals pain in the brain,” then hear about Change Intelligence (CQ) and how it is different from but interacts with IQ and EQ. This is an insightful show for everyone in manufacturing, an industry where change is readily apparent from the C-Suite doors to the production floor.

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