Dr. Chris Kuehl

Dr. Chris Kuehl

S7-E18: The ISM Jumps Up to 51.5 – But That Isn’t the Good News

Brad Holcomb joins hosts Lew Weiss and Tim Grady to discuss the September PMI activity that resulted in a jump in the Purchasing Manager’s Index from 49.4 to 51.5 – but the good news is deeper in the report. Listen to the only show that gives Mr. Holcomb and the Institute for Supply Management’s Manufacturing Report on Business® the time and detailed discussion needed to fully understand what is happening in purchasing at manufacturers. Then Dr. Chris Kuehl will join us to discuss the collection side of the equation in the Credit Manager’s Index along with his comments on consumer spending and economic growth in the near term. Insightful, in-depth, in-tune with manufacturing. Manufacturing Talk Radio: We present the full story, not just the sound bite.

S7-E13: 49.4 – Why The PMI Isn’t All That Bad, Even Though It’s Below 50.0 Unless…

Mr. Brad Holcomb, Committee Chair of the ISM’s Manufacturing Report on Business(R) presents his insights on the latest Purchasing Manager’s Index and why it appears to be “a breather” from the above 50 midpoint that signals manufacturing expansion unless, as Chris Kuehl noted economist with Armada Corporate Intelligence and Economist for the FMA, it is a harbinger of things to come as his Credit Managers Index may portend.  Hear both sides of the manufacturing coin as co-hosts Tim Grady and Lew Weiss discuss how the industry seems to be doing and where it might be headed for the balance of 2016.

S7-E8 2 Major Reports on US Economy for July 2016 – Institute of Supply Management and Armada Corporate Intelligence

Join co-hosts Tim Grady and Lew Weiss on Manufacturing Talk Radio as they delve into the ISM’s Manufacturing Report on Business(R) with Brad Holcomb, Committee Chair for this illuminating monthly update on the state of manufacturing in the U.S. Then stay tuned for Chris Kuehl, FMA economist with Armada Corporate Intelligence as he provides his wit and spin on the state of manufacturing here and around the world, with an update on Brexit. Tim and Lew will wrap up the show with commentary on ExIm Bank and the Federal Follies! From serious to lighthearted, it’s great to hear their insights.

S7-E4 ISM’s Report on Business for June 2016, plus the Credit Manager’s Index

Mr. Brad Holcomb, Committee Chair of the ISM’s Report on Business® presents the latest in-depth information on the PMI® Purchasing Manager’s Index covering June 2016. Brad offers listeners keen insights into the meaning behind the numbers. Then stay with us as Armada Corporate Intelligence’s Chris Kuehl, PhD and economist with the FMA, adds humor and wit to the service and manufacturing sector’s Credit Managers’ Index.

S6-E18 The 6 Things Holding Back Manufacturing’s Resurgence

The manufacturing recovery promised by forecasters is facing considerable obstacles, cross currents and headwinds. Join co-hosts Tim Grady and Lew Weiss as they discuss 6 things holding back manufacturing growth with Armada Corporate Intelligence’s Chris Kuehl, PhD and economist with the FMA, who’ll bring his trademark humor and wit to the discussion about the critical forces holding back the industry’s resurgence. What are they, and what can the government do to clear the path to stronger growth instead of tepid, fragile, questionable recovery?

S6-E14 ISM’s Report on Business for April 2016, plus the Credit Manager’s Index and FMA’s Job Shop Report

Mr. Brad Holcomb, Committee Chair of the ISM’s Report on Business® presents the latest in-depth information on the PMI® Purchasing Manager’s Index covering April 2016. Brad offered listeners keen insights into the meaning behind the numbers. Then stay with us as Armada Corporate Intelligence’s Chris Kuehl, PhD and economist with the FMA, adds humor and wit to the service and manufacturing sector’s Credit Managers’ Index and FMA’s Job Shop Report

S6-E10 ISM’s Report on Business for March 2016, plus the Credit Manager’s Index

Mr. Brad Holcomb, Committee Chair of the ISM’s Report on Business® presents the latest in-depth information on the PMI® Purchasing Manager’s Index covering March 2016. Brad offered listeners keen insights into the meaning behind the numbers. Then stay with us as Armada Corporate Intelligence’s Chris Kuehl, PhD and economist with the FMA, adds humor and wit to the service and manufacturing sector’s Credit Managers’ Index.

S5-E20 What’s the Deal with Manufacturing – Up, Down or Sideways? And the real number is 48.2%

Hear the latest report from Mr. Brad Holcomb, committee chair of the Institute for Supply Management’s Manufacturing Report on Business® for the January Purchasing Manager’s Index PMI®. Then stay on as Dr. Chris Kuehl of Armada Corporate Intelligence and economist with FMA joins us to discuss, with wit and humor, what the Credit Manager’s Index indicates along with the near term economic forecast for manufacturing and business across America and around the world.

S3-E17 ISM’s FEB 2015 Report On Business; Dr Chris Kuehl, FMA Economist, Forecast on N. American and Global Economies

Mr. Brad Holcomb, Committee Chair of the ISM’s Report on Business® presented the latest in-depth information on the PMI® Purchasing Manager’s Index covering February 2015.  Brad offered listeners keen insights into the meaning behind the numbers, and listeners are encouraged to obtain a copy of the report at www.ism.ws prior to the show so that they can follow along, especially making notes about their own industry highlighted in the report.

Mr. Holcomb was joined by Dr. Chris Kuehl, an economist who adds a touch of humor to what is happening and what may be coming in the ups and downs of America’s business engine. Chris also provides his quick wit comments on economies around the globe; what countries are doing well, which ones are blundering, and where the hot spots or soft spots appear.

Brad Holcomb, CPSM, CPSD, is chair of the ISM Manufacturing Business Survey Committee. In that role, he is responsible for compiling, writing and releasing the ISM Manufacturing Report On Business®, based on the survey results of approximately 350 supply management professionals across 18 different industry sectors. The Report On Business® is released on the first business day of each month, and features the PMI Index as its key measure.

Dr. Kuehl has been the economic analyst for the Fabricators and Manufacturers Association International for the past eight years.  He is the author of FMA’s twice monthly economic e-newsletter titled Fabrinomics®, specifically designed to aid business decision-making by management and shop owners in the metal forming and fabricating industry.  He also conducts workshops for FMA at major conferences and trade shows.  FMA is a professional organization with more than 2,500 members working together to improve the metal forming and fabricating industry.

S3-E11 2015 Forecast – Dr. Chris Kuehl, FMA Economist

Dr. Chris Kuehl, economist, analyst and humorist returns to MFGtalkradio. Dr. Kuehl is a noted economist working with the Fabricators and Manufacturers Association International.

Dr. Chris Kuehl joined show co-hosts Lew Weiss and Tim Grady to discuss the last quarter of 2014, how 2014 finished overall, what the first quarter of 2015 portends, and the outlook for 2015 with his usual brand of humor and a touch of economic irreverence.

S3-E6 – The FMA’s Economic Forecast for 2015

Co-hosts Lew Weiss and Tim Grady interview Dr. Chris Kuehl, economist, analyst and humorist who gives his unfiltered view of the outlook for 2015.  Dr. Kuehl is a noted economist working with the Fabricators and Manufacturers Association International who will present information from the FMA 2015 Annual forecast, the potential impact of the West Coast port situation, onshoring of employees from countries around the world to fill the labor gap, and other commentary on economic and government issues for the coming year.  His upbeat humor and down-to-earth style makes this show a must listen.