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Manufacturing Talk Radio is an Internet radio show broadcast live every Tuesday at 1PM ET.  Show hosts Lew Weiss and Tim Grady engage guests from manufacturers, industry associations, think tanks, and government agencies in conversations about modern manufacturing, industry forecasts, and the latest news stories covering robotics, 3D printing, the Internet of Things, Big Data, Industry 4.0 and other milestone changes happening now.  Shows are stored as podcasts in a reference library for listeners to hear at their convenience.

This Week's Episode

The American Gear Manufacturers Association Celebrates Their 100th Year

Tuesday, May 24, 2016 1:00-2:00pm Eastern – The American Gear Manufacturers Association (AGMA) has been conducting programs and providing services to the gear industry and its customers since 1916. Listen in as retiring President Joe Franklin and incoming President Matt Croson join us for a personal and in depth discussion about AGMA 100-year history as a member and market driven organization conducting programs and providing services to the gear industry and its customers. Hear how the Association expanded to now include more than 400 member companies that span 30 countries globally, and find out what’s in store for the next 100 years for the Association.

Last Week's Episode

ISM Announces eISM and 30 Under 30 Rising Supply Chain Stars Discuss Supply Chain Challenges

The Institute for Supply Management's Senior Vice President, M.L. Peck joins Manufacturing Talk Radio to announce eISM, the exciting eLearning Resource to enhance the ISM Mastery Model introduced just last year that allows supply chain professionals and rising stars to continue their life long learning. Then several of the 30-Under-30 rising supply chain stars talk about some day-to-day supply chain challenges and solutions.


Manufacturing Talk Radio proudly supports FABTECH 2015 by helping spread the messages of 1,500+ exhibiting companies in metal forming, fabricating, welding, finishing and supply chain to 40,000+ attendees gathered at the convention facility in North America. It’s the industry’s largest event, and Manufacturing Talk Radio is there covering…Learn more

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Featured Guest

Senior International Correspondent, Prof. Adriana Sanford

Adriana Sanford

Prof. Adriana Sanford

Professor Adriana Sanford, Senior International Correspondent for Corporate Compliance and Ethics. Professor Sanford, who teaches at Arizona State University, discusses several topics that can impact U.S. manufacturers, especially those sourcing raw materials or component parts overseas or in Latin America, as well as companies who have goods assembled offshore or near shore.

Sanford’s area of expertise centers on global security and compliance issues in multinational businesses and cross-border financial transactions, which range from sophisticated money laundering or product counterfeiting schemes to online data privacy and the cultural challenges associated with international expansions. She has worked extensively throughout Latin America, as well as Canada and Europe and was a delegate to the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) CEO Summit in Santiago, Chile. Sanford assumed a front-line role when she orchestrated meetings between government officials, the Chairman of the Summit, and several US-based Fortune 500 companies. Below is one of Professor Sanford’s recent shows:

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