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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

"Uber" Manufacturing

Tuesday, April 26th, 2016 1:00-2:00pm Eastern – Join us as Drura Parrish, CEO and Founder of MakeTime®, explains how this first on-demand machining platform provides turnkey CNC machining from qualified U.S. suppliers. With unprecedented visibility into available U.S. supply, MakeTime® will intelligently match projects of any size to local production capacity, as well as source material and schedule logistics at the point of production to keep costs down. Outmoded business processes, like time-consuming RFQs and multi-step certification requirements, become obsolete with intelligent automation that measurably cuts the soft costs of doing business while supply chain risks are mitigated through a unique distributed manufacturing model that guarantees quality and on-time delivery at competitive market rates. Manufacturing’s lumbering giant has become nimble and lean.

Last Week's Episode

Interpersonal Communication Transformed

Kevin Strom, founder and CEO of GlobeChat, is with Manufacturing Talk Radio to discuss how his award-winning app GlobeChat is poised to completely transform interpersonal communication even when the sender and receiver can only text in their own native language. Through instant real-time text translation available in 41 languages, language barriers are broken as people and industry come together on Android, Apple and Windows mobile devices, tablets, laptops and desktops regardless of language or location. Listen and learn how it will transform your manufacturing enterprise, including your supply chain communications around the world. Imagine this: You write a message in English and send it to your contact in Russia - even though you do not speak or write in Russian. GlobeChat instantly, and accurately, translates your message into Russian. Your contact in Russia responds to your message in Russian, which is instantly, and accurately, translated into English. GlobeChat has been working with programmers, linguists and native speakers to ensure an accurate translation of text messages into the native language of recipients in real time. Find new suppliers. Find new customers. Listen ...


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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