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November 28, 2017 @ 1:15 pm

S10-E19: How Do We Select the 1 Right Software for Our Manufacturing Operation?

Ultra Consultants is an independent advisory firm for manufacturers who want to transform their business performance with an emphasis on competitive advantages and the ROI on their software investment. Jeff Carr, CEO and Founder of Ultra Consultants leads a team of more than 40 process improvement and software experts to help companies from $10 million to $2 billion identify their desired business outcomes to justify buying and implementing ERP, Product Life Cycle Management, Field Service Management, CRM, Marketing Automation, eCommerce, Warehouse Management, Supply Chain Management, Demand Management, Transportation Management, Advanced Planning and DRP, Finite Scheduling or Manufacturing Execution Systems software. Listen to Jeff Carr explain to Lew Weiss and Tim Grady how Ultra Consultants helps manufacturers across America.

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November 21, 2017 @ 12:42 pm

S10-E18: Senior International Correspondents Deliver Key Economic Reports Today at 1PM ET

Our three International Correspondents give critical insight from around the globe featuring reports from Europe, China, and the US. These important, up-to-the-minute reports on manufacturing provide valuable insight into what’s happening now and what’s next. Don’t miss these reports today, November 21st at 1 PM ET right here at

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November 14, 2017 @ 12:21 pm

S10-E17: There are 12 Million Stories in Manufacturing – This is Just One of Them

Cameron Hoy is a man who was dissuaded from manufacturing but migrated back to it. Listen as Lew Weiss and Tim Grady hear the story of someone fascinated by the fascinating world of manufacturing, where you can see and touch what is made by your hands or the machine in your control.  Cameron learned from the grind and the ground up, in the tool and die field.  Hear his path forward and what he believes the future holds in tool and die manufacturing.

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November 7, 2017 @ 12:23 pm

S10-E16: CMI 56.5 PMI 58.7 NMI 60.1 – Open This to Learn More

Manufacturing Talk Radio wraps together the three pivotal index reports to bring you the latest information from NACM Economist Chris Kuehl, Ph.D. on the Credit Manager’s Index, ISM Committee Chair Tim Fiore on the Manufacturing Purchasing Manager’s Index Report of Business(R), and Committee Chair Anthony Nieves on the Non-Manufacturing Report on Business. Listen to this show with hosts Lew Weiss and Tim Grady at You will also find a New Show – WAM – Women And Manufacturing that launches on Wednesday, November 8 and a history-making interview with Anna Hess, one of the original “Rosie the Riveters” from the 1940’s during the World War II years.

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November 1, 2017 @ 1:08 pm

S10-E15: Breaking News: ISM Rolls Up Slightly Lower at 58.7

ISM’s Tim Fiore, Committee Chair of the Manufacturing Report on Business(R) covers the October ISM number, still strong at 58.7 but slightly lower than September that hit 60.8. The 60’s tend to be unsustainable for long periods of time unless the economy is overheating, which then typically ends badly. The 50’s are more solid for the long-term health and strength of the economy, so 58.7 is a solid number in the upper range that reflects the 3.0 GDP just reported.

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