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December 18, 2018 @ 11:15 am

18 Purchasing Manager Indices from Around the World

Senior International Correspondent Norbert Ore joins hosts Lew Weiss and Tim Grady to discuss economies of other countries, along with the tariff stand-off with China. Gain an understanding of how global economies are performing.

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December 10, 2018 @ 6:27 pm

Solving the 37% Absenteeism and Turnover Rate

Kevin Ledversis with Newcastle Systems startled hosts Lew Weiss and Tim Grady with the percentage for the absenteeism rate in the average manufacturing and distribution plant at 33.4 percent. Coupled with a turnover rate of 3.6%, there is a 37% problem that can lead to big problems on the production line. This directly translates into a significant reduction in productivity and a hit on profitability. Listen to this episode to hear simple, cost-effective solutions to reduce the turnover rate and compensate for absenteeism.

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December 10, 2018 @ 2:10 pm

The ISM Semi-annual Forecast for 2019

Tim Fiore, Committee Chair of the ISM’s Manufacturing Report on Business and Anthony Nieves, Committee Chair of the ISM’s Non-Manufacturing Report on Business join Manufacturing Talk Radio co-hosts Lew Weiss and Tim Grady to discuss their semi-annual forecast for 2019.

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December 4, 2018 @ 11:45 am

Two Major Hurdles for Trade – The Final Agreements: USMCA and China

Linda Dempsey is the vice president of international economic affairs policy at the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM). In this capacity, Ms. Dempsey leads the NAM’s efforts to improve the global competitiveness of manufacturers in the United States by advocating intellectual property protection, increased export financing and the elimination of trade barriers as well as pushing for agreements and treaties to open up new export markets to create jobs. Ms. Dempsey is noted for her experience on a wide range of international trade and investment policy issues and discusses the USMCA and potential agreement with China with hosts Lew Weiss and Tim Grady.

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