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February 26, 2019 @ 11:41 am

The Success Factors of ERP Implementations and the Myth of Failure

Ultra Consultants, founded by CEO Jeff Carr, helps companies select and implement manufacturing ERP and distribution software across numerous verticals to improve their competitive position and overall business performance. Using Mint Jutras and lead researcher Cindy Jutras, an independent research and advisory firm that specializes in analyzing the business impact of enterprise applications, Ultra Consultants conducted a survey to shake the myth of ERP System implementations being less than successful. Lew Weiss and Tim Grady are excited to discuss these results in this episode of Manufacturing Talk Radio.

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February 26, 2019 @ 10:48 am

Chief Economist of the American Iron and Steel Institute Looks at the U.S. Steel Industry

In this episode, Tim Gill, Chief Economist of the American Iron and Steel Institute, provides wide-ranging analysis on the market, structural, and public policy issues impacting the U.S. steel industry. Tim illuminates the short-term and long-term output growth picture. He also discusses product and process innovation, market concentration, and the steel industry workforce. In the final part of the interview, Tim discusses the impacts of tariffs and trade tensions.

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February 19, 2019 @ 12:20 pm

Manufacturing Matters – The Future of the Chemicals Manufacturing Industry

In this episode Kevin Swift, Chief Economist of the American Chemistry Council, discusses the short-term and long-term outlook for chemicals manufacturing. Kevin also responds to questions about innovation, market concentration, and human capital in basic chemicals industries. The interview concludes with a discussion of the potential impact of demographic change on chemicals demand.

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February 19, 2019 @ 11:41 am

Purchasing Manager’s Indexes Hover Around 50 in Europe, Asia and South America

Senior International Correspondent Norbert Ore joins hosts Lew Weiss and Tim Grady to discuss the Purchasing Manager’s Indexes he tracks for Strategas Securities, all of which are hovering around 50 with several dropping into contraction territory. The Trump tariffs have taken an adverse toll on economies in Asia, Europe and the U.S. with only modest hope that tariffs will be lifted before new ones are imposed.

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February 12, 2019 @ 12:18 pm

Manufacturing Matters – An Overview Of The Global Economic Environment

 

 

In this episode Manufacturing Matters host Cliff Waldman provides listeners with an overview of the global economic environment. Since 2016 the world economy has been a tailwind for U.S. manufacturers after years of post-financial crisis malaise. Unfortunately, in recent months there has been growing evidence of a global slowdown due mostly to weakening growth in China and significant weakness in the Euro area. Cliff explains these problems and offers a forecast for U.S. manufacturing growth for 2019 and 2020.

 

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February 5, 2019 @ 12:08 pm

MFG Matters - Smart Manufacturing: A Closer Look

In this episode Dr. Keith Belton, Director of the Manufacturing Policy Initiative in the School of Public and Environmental Affairs (SPEA) at Indiana University, discusses the emergence of smart manufacturing. After providing a detailed description of the physical architecture of smart production, Keith addresses a number of concerns, notably the potential negative impact on low-skill workers as well as cyber security vulnerabilities. In the final part of the interview the discussion turns to information governance and technology policy in a global competitive context.

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