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Episode 41: LIVE from FabTech 2014

Manufacturing Talk Radio broadcast LIVE from FabTech 2014 in Atlanta Nov. 11th through the 13th. You can hear all of our informative interviews from FabTech 2014 below. Live from Fabtech 2014 Atlanta. Special Guests include Cindi Marsiglio, the U.S. Vice President of Manufacturing at Wal-Mart. Greg Dawson, the sales manager for Nordson Corporations Eastern United States Industrial ...

Episode 40: Institute of Supply Management PMI

Listen to Brad discuss the report in detail with Hosts Lew and Tim. "The October PMI® registered 59 percent, an increase of 2.4 percentage points from September's reading of 56.6 percent, indicating continued expansion in continued expansion in manufacturing. The report was issued by Bradley J. Holcomb, CPSM, CPSD, chair of the Institute for Supply Management® (ISM®) Manufacturing Business ...

Episode 39: State of Texas Manufacturing

Tony Bennett, President of the Texas Association of Manufacturing  will join us to talk about the state of the State of Texas manufacturing; what's happening, what's hot, and what's getting in the way for small and mid-sized manufacturers in Texas. The Texas Association of Manufacturers (TAM) represents over 450 large and small companies from every manufacturing sector, employing more than ...

Episode 38: The Missing Ingredient In Manufacturing: Quality Part 2

What does Quality mean? In manufacturing, a measure of excellence or a state of being free from defects, deficiencies and significant variations. It is brought about by strict and consistent commitment to certain standards that achieve uniformity of a product in order to satisfy specific customer or user requirements. Michael Barry from the American Society of Quality (ASQ) returns to our ...

Episode 37: How Quality Impacts Manufacturing

Michael Barry from the American Society of Quality to discuss quality control at all levels within all organizations. Regardless of the size of your company, quality matters. Quality is important because it sets standards to help companies establish and maintain efficient systems, products and organizations. For more information tune into this episode of MFG Talk Radio.

Episode 36: ISM PMI for September 2014

Brad Holcomb, CPSM, CPSD, the chair of the ISM and Tony Nieves, chair of the Non-Manufacturing Business Survey Committee, discuss the Sept 2014 Report on Business PMI at 56.6% and economic trends.

Episode 35: Manufacturing Day 2014

MFG DAY addresses common misperceptions about manufacturing by giving manufacturers an opportunity to open their doors and show, in a coordinated effort, what manufacturing is —  and what it isn’t. By working together during and after MFG DAY, manufacturers will begin to address the skilled labor shortage they face, connect with future generations, take charge of the public image of manufa...

Episode 34: What Is Open Innovation?

Eloise Young earned her PhD in Organic Chemistry from MIT and today leads innovation programs on behalf of one of the world's leading firms in the area of Open Innovation, NineSigma. Open Innovation, also known as external or networked innovation, is focused on uncovering new ideas, reducing risk, increasing speed and leveraging scarce resources. With a better understanding of “what is out ...

Episode 33: Staffing Solutions and Advice

Staffing specialists Scott A. Mayer, President and CEO of QPS Employment Group and Jeri Meyers, QPS Senior Regional Vice President. Scott and Jeri bring their considerable experience in the staffing industry to the show with advice and ideas for your small to medium sized enterprise.

Episode 32: Export Import Bank

The Export-Import Bank of the United States is the official export credit agency of the United States. Their mission is to ensure that U.S. companies — large and small — have access to the financing they need to turn export opportunities into sales. Linda Menghetti Dempsey, vice president of international economic affairs at the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) discussed the ...