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April 30, 2019 @ 9:51 am

Manufacturing Matters – Creating An Effective Business Development Strategy

In this episode of ‘Manufacturing Matters’, Francois Gau, award-winning executive and consultant, discusses the challenges that manufacturing companies face in creating an effective business development strategy in this era of technological, geopolitical and demographic disruption. Francois paints a compelling picture of present-day manufacturing company management by responding to questions about changes in the customer-facing team and about the politics of the C-suite. The interview concludes with comments on business development success as well as common reasons for failure.

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April 30, 2019 @ 9:41 am

Secrets from Georgia’s 2018 Manufacturer of the Year

It is no secret that Metcam was Georgia’s Manufacturer of the Year in 2018, although the path there was guided by decisions and experiences shared by Jerry Ward, Vice President of Operations and Co-Owner of this innovative manufacturer of metal fabrications and value-added services including assembly, logistics and inventory programs. Listen to this episode and learn how they did it.

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April 23, 2019 @ 10:18 am

Manufacturing Matters – A Look Ahead 20 Years

On this episode of manufacturing Matters, host Cliff Waldman takes a look 20 years into the future of manufacturing. What will drive manufacturing in the years to come? Here’s a hint: Africa. Listen to this episode for all the details!


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April 16, 2019 @ 10:44 am

Manufacturing Matters – An In-depth Look At The Plastics Industry

In this episode, Perc Pineda, Chief Economist of the Plastics Industry Association, discusses the current issues of manufacturing change and disruption as they apply to plastics manufacturing. Perc responds to questions about the plastics manufacturing growth outlook. The interview then turns to product and process innovation. After a discussion of the human capital picture, the episode concludes with a consideration of the impact of demographic change on plastics demand.

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April 16, 2019 @ 10:41 am

You, Too, Can Have a High Performance Culture – If You Tune In

Manufacturing Talk Radio hosts Lew Weiss and Tim Grady interview consultants and co-authors Sue Bingham,  founder of the HPWP Group, and Bob Dusin, co-author of Creating The High Performance Workplace: It’s Not Complicated to Develop a Culture of Commitment about the 8 essential elements to creating this high performance workplace.  You can also find the book on Amazon.

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April 9, 2019 @ 11:55 pm

The Continuing Development of Manufacturing Matters

Lew Weiss and Tim Grady, hosts of Manufacturing Talk Radio, and Cliff Waldman talk about Manufacturing Matters With Cliff Waldman: the show, the guests, the topics, and where this show is headed in future episodes.

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April 9, 2019 @ 10:56 pm

The Latest Credit Manager’s Index Report with Chris Kuehl

Dr. Chris Kuehl, author of the monthly Credit Manager’s Index report, joins hosts Lew Weiss and Tim Grady to discuss the latest details in the world of credit managers, as well as general economic conditions in the manufacturing industry.

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April 2, 2019 @ 11:17 am

Manufacturing Matters with Bill Strauss, Senior Economist and Economic Advisor at the Federal Bank of Chicago

In this episode we are privileged to host Bill Strauss, Senior Economist and Economic Advisor at the Federal Bank of Chicago and the Fed’s leading expert on US manufacturing. Bill offers perspective on the slow recovery of the US manufacturing sector from the Great Recession and on the much-discussed issue of manufacturing productivity. The interview then turns to various elements of US manufacturing competitiveness including technology, workforce, and the value of the dollar. The discussion concludes with Bill’s thoughts on manufacturing subsectors.

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April 1, 2019 @ 3:07 pm

The March ISM Manufacturing Report On Business

Hosts Lew Weiss and Tim Grady welcome Tim Fiore, Chair of the Institute for Supply Management Manufacturing Business Survey Committee with an unprecedented inside look at the ISM Manufacturing Report On Business for March 2019. Don’t miss this live report for a deep dive into the report and take a close look at the latest developments through the world of manufacturing.

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