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Episode 84: The skills gap cure? Recruiting, retraining and retaining an inspired workforce

Tuesday, August 18, 2015 1:00-2:00pm ET: Economic indicators predict a bright future for manufacturing, but significant workforce challenges pit the landscape and darken its horizon. Join us as Gardner Carrick, Vice President of Strategic Initiatives for The Manufacturing Institute, Mario Hernandez, President of the San Antonio Economic Development Foundation, and Gale Tenen Spak, Prime Contact, ...

Episode 83: Remanufacturing Aids Sustainability

Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2015 1:00-2:00pm ET – Increasingly, remanufacturing operations hold significant roles in sustainability initiatives.  Listen in as two leading voices in remanufacturing,  John Disharoon, Director of Market Access for Caterpillar’s Cat Reman and Dr. Nabil Nasr, Associate Provost for Academic Affairs and Director of The Golisano Institute for Sustainability, discuss remanu...

Episode 82: ISM Report on Business for July 2015 & Prof Sanford on Dodd-Frank

Brad Holcomb, Committee Chair of the Institute for Supply Management's Manufacturing Report on Business puts into context the ISM’s Purchasing Managers Index number for July 2015. Although the substantial majority of the provisions of the Dodd-Frank Act apply to public companies, many small and mid-sized companies are also implementing similar controls because their investors or executives ...

Episode 81: Green Manufacturing and Sustainability

Environmental responsibility and financial costs needn’t be at odds for manufacturers to be successful at "going green." Listen in as Danny Mishek, Managing Director and Co-Owner of SelfEco, Kate Bachman, Editor at the Sustainable Manufacturer Network and David Podmayersky, Chief Sustainability Officer of EarthColor, discuss with hosts Tim Grady and Lew Weiss manufacturers' growing engagement ...

Episode 80: US Industrial Outlook Report

Daniel J. Meckstroth, Ph.D., Vice President and Chief Economist for MAPI Foundation, the research affiliate of the Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation, discusses the latest MAPI quarterly economic forecast covering the manufacturing sectors. Key topics include Economic Indicators, Employment Trends, Global Competitiveness for U.S. Manufacturers, Industrial Economics, and ...

Episode 79: Industrial Robotics

Collaborative robotics are transforming the manufacturing shop floor and ushering in a new era in factory automation. Join us as Jim Lawton, Chief Product and Marketing Officer for Rethink Robotics shares how they’ve brought technologies like compliant motion control, embedded vision and advanced AI together; removing today’s industrial bots from the cage and placing them directly on the line ...

Episode 78: The ISM’s Report on Business June 2015 and Senior International Correspondent Prof Adriana Sanford

Tuesday, July 7, 2015 from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. ET - Tune in to hear Brad Holcomb, Committee Chair of the ISM Manufacturing Report on Business put into context the Institute for polupply Management's Purchasing Managers Index number for June 2015 at 53.5 released July 1, 2015. Then stay tuned to hear how every manufacturer in the U.S. could be adversely affected by the outcome of the Microsoft ...

Episode 77: Commercial Drones

June 30, 2015- Evolving issues of privacy, security and regulation are not preventing the UAV market from boldly moving forward.  But is this nearly unregulated industry growing faster than solutions to critical problems and how are we pushing technology from academia to market?  Brian Taylor, Director of the University of Minnesota Uninhabited Aerial Vehicle Laboratory and Andrew Amato, ...

Episode 76: Reauthorization of the Ex Im Bank

Tuesday June 23, 2015 – In this episode we discuss the status of the reauthorization of the ExIm Bank. The federal bank is on the verge of losing its charter as Congress disputes whether the government should continue to support a financial institution that supports over one million jobs in the U.S., contributes over a half billion dollars to the U.S. treasury, and facilitates the sales of ...

Episode 75: Social Media and Industrial Manufacturers

Tuesday, June 23, 2015, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. ET - Small to mid-sized industrial manufacturers often overlook the substantial benefits of engaging existing and potential customers via virtual forums. This week, hosts Tim Grady and Lew Weiss are joined by Derek Edmond, Managing Partner, Director of SEO and Social Media Strategies for KoMarketing Associates and Danny Mishek, Managing Director of ...