year : 2017 196 results

CEO of NJMEP Offers Statement On White House Proposed Budget Plan

Tuesday’s budget plan announcement by the White House was a shock to many in the manufacturing industry. Funding for important manufacturing programs could be slashed or even completely eliminated. One of the most jarring cuts was the recommendation to withdraw the $124 million set aside for the Manufacturing Extension Partnerships (MEP). This would leave the program without any government funding and may even spell the end of this important entity. Here’s a little background on MEP to ...

Weekly Recap for May 25th, 2017

Click here to go to our official page for all the interviews we conducted at ISM 2017. Tons of new content for all of our listeners to enjoy!  Here Are Some of the Top Stories this Week in Manufacturing 30 Under 30: THOMASNET & ISM Rising Supply Chain Stars The manufacturing industry is vital for the well-being of the global economy, however without the Supply Chain, manufacturers products would be still be sitting on their doorsteps. The Supply Chain is a critical aspect of the ...

Hybrid Manufacturing Technologies: Combining the Benefits of CNC Machining and 3D Printing

Somewhere in between conventional and 3D printing is a technology known throughout the industry as ‘Hybrid Manufacturing’. This form of manufacturing combines the unique production techniques of subtractive and additive manufacturing offering plenty of benefits for manufacturers. These two techniques used together deliver the precision of subtractive manufacturing while giving the freedom of additive. These two technologies are being combined by a company known as Hybrid Manufactur...

ISM 2017: MFG Talk Radio’s Wrap-Up

Today, Wednesday 5/24/17 brings with it the end of ISM 2017. This incredible conference offered incredible insight into the modern supply chain and the complexities the industry faces each day. Bringing together some of the brightest minds, the Institute for Supply Management created an important forum to encourage collaboration between industry professionals. Some of the topics being discussed at the final day of the event included, ‘Best Practices in Commodity Risk Management’, ...

Millennials: 3 Ways to Recruit this Talented Workforce

Every manufacturer has heard or struggled with the skills gap. Baby boomers are retiring and these businesses are finding it difficult to attract millennials to fill these and new job openings. To fully embrace this group of potential employees, manufacturers are going to need to update some of their recruitment strategies which should include a digital recruitment strategy, using modern manufacturing to their benefit and improving their company culture. Digital Recruitment One of the first ...

30 Under 30: THOMASNET & ISM Rising Supply Chain Stars

The manufacturing industry is vital for the well-being of the global economy, however without the Supply Chain, manufacturers products would be still be sitting on their doorsteps. The Supply Chain is a critical aspect of the manufacturing industry and this year Manufacturing Talk Radio is attending The Institute for Supply Management’s® ISM 2017 event in Orlando covering this important gathering. This year at ISM 2017, THOMASNET.com and ISM will be celebrating their third annual ‘30 Under ...

Boeing vs. Bombardier: Canada Cautions The U.S.

On Thursday 5/18/17, the Canadian government warned the United States that they may cancel a $2 billion order for 18 Super Hornet fighter jets from Boeing. This announcement came just after the Trump administration took the first official step to renegotiate NAFTA. However, Canada’s government cited the cause for the cancellation will be directly related to the U.S. Department of Commerce anti-dumping investigations against Canadian plane maker, Bombardier. Foreign Minister Chrystia ...

Weekly Recap for May 19th, 2017

Economic conditions around the world are driven on the strong back of manufacturing. In the April/May 2017 Global Outlook, you will hear from industry experts how the U.S. economy and manufacturing is performing, along with manufacturing in Asia, the UK and the EU. Next Week, Manufacturing Talk Radio will be broadcasting from ISM2017 where we will get an update of the ISM’s Annual Outlook. Businesses, corporations, departments of the U.S. Government and even the President pay attention to ...

NAFTA Renegotiation: Federal Government Moves Forward

The North American Free Trade Agreement has been making headlines since the U.S. election. President Donald Trump called the trade deal a ‘disaster’ and vowed to address the issues with the agreement. Now, the Trump administration took its first formal step to renegotiate NAFTA which could have an impact on more than $1.2 trillion in annual trade. Corporate supply chains hang in the balance. NAFTA in its current form has remained the same for 23 years and no one is certain what a major ...