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March 25, 2019 @ 6:39 pm

Manufacturing Matters – A Closer Look At Automation

In this week’s episode, host Cliff Waldman discusses his thinking and research insights on automation, a phenomenon that is rapidly reshaping manufacturing processes. Cliff offers comments on the incidence of automation investment, the intersection of automation and other types of physical investments and the implications of automation for productivity performance in manufacturing. Cliff lists important unanswered questions and concludes by framing the automation policy debate.

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March 25, 2019 @ 11:52 am

Manufacturing Tomorrow - Ohio Manufacturing Institute - Ritch Ramey

Ritch Ramey is the engineering technologies coordinator at the Robotics & Advanced Manufacturing Technology Education Collaborative, or RAMTEC, which provides training to high school students and incumbent workers on industry-standard facilities and equipment. RAMTEC is located at the Tri-Rivers Career Center Advanced Manufacturing facility in Marion, Ohio; other training sites are now located at most career and technology centers throughout the state. Ritch has served Tri-Rivers Career Center since 1987, leading the instruction of high school students in engineering and industrial robotics. He is involved in the Project Leads the Way high school Digital Electronics and Computer-Integrated Manufacturing courses. He also teaches industrial robotics, CAD, digital electronics and CNC, among other courses, at Marion Technical College. Ritch received his bachelor of science degree in technology at Bowling Green State University, his vocational education certification at the University of Toledo and his associate degree in manufacturing engineering at Marion Technical College.

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March 19, 2019 @ 12:30 pm

Manufacturing Matters – Challenges In The U.S. Auto Industry

In this episode noted auto industry expert Haig Stoddard talks to host Cliff Waldman about challenges shaping the U.S. motor vehicle subsector. After overviewing industry growth prospects, the interview turns to product innovation, with discussion of electric vehicles and autonomous vehicles. Human capital challenges in the U.S. auto industry are considered, most notably the relative scarcity of engineers. Haig also addresses the auto demand implications of aging populations, falling birth rates, and millennial generation location decisions.

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March 19, 2019 @ 12:13 pm

Global Purchasing Manager’s Index Reports with Norbert Ore

Norbert Ore, Director of Industry Surveys for Strategas Research Partners, and Senior Correspondent with Manufacturing Talk Radio, joins hosts Lew Weiss and Tim Grady to discuss the Purchasing Manager’s Index reports around the globe and across the U.S.

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March 12, 2019 @ 11:14 am

MFG Matters - Oxford Economics Director of Global Industry Services Jeremy Leonard

On this episode of Manufacturing Matters, host Cliff Waldman welcomes Jeremy Leonard, Director of Global Industry Services at Oxford Industries to the show to discuss the relationship between R and D, innovation and productivity, the drivers of business investment spending in manufacturing, complementarity or substitutability of business investment and employment and structural technological shifts affecting manufacturing such as the Internet of Things.

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March 12, 2019 @ 10:48 am

Manufacturing 5.0, Trade Policies, Workforce and More

Edward [Ned] Hill, Professor of Economic Development at The Ohio State University’s John Glenn College of Public Affairs and the section on City and Regional Planning joins Manufacturing Talk Radio to discuss Manufacturing 5.0, the trade war and trade policies, the skills gap and much more.

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March 6, 2019 @ 4:16 pm

Credit Manager’s Index up to 54.9; Unfavorables Tilt Positive, and the Exports Outlook

Dr. Chris Kuehl, Manufacturing Talk Radio Senior International Correspondent chats with show hosts Lew Weiss and Tim Grady about the favorable and unfavorable numbers within the Credit Manager's Index report issues February 28, 2019, which was a good month for credit managers as favorables increased and unfavorables moved positive. Along with the ISM's PMI readings, February continues the expansion trend for the U.S. economy where exports are widely discussed.

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March 5, 2019 @ 1:50 pm

Manufacturing Matters: The NABE Policy Conference in Washington, DC

This unique episode of ‘Manufacturing Matters’ was recorded from the NABE Policy Conference in Washington, DC. Host Cliff Waldman moderated a session entitled ‘Innovation and the Future Geography of Global Manufacturing’. On the panel was Susan Lund, Partner at the McKinsey Global Institute, Mark Killion, Director of U.S. Industry at Oxford Economics and Ken Voytek, Chief Economist at the Manufacturing Extension Partnership, National Institute of Standards and Technology. The panel discussed the evolving innovation drivers in modern manufacturing and how they are shaping global manufacturing value chains.

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