Episode 24: Global Economic Trends
In this episode Cliff Waldman, Senior Economist and Council Director to the MAPI Manufacturing Council joined Lew and Tim to discuss the global manufacturing economy. Mr. Waldman regularly writes and speaks on U.S. and global economic trends.
Episode 23: Finding and Hiring Millenials
Hosts Lew Weiss and Tim Grady were joined by Tracy Tenpenny, Owner and Vice President of Sales and Marketing Tailored Label Products, manufacturer of custom engineered specialty labels.
Also joining Lew and Tim was Karen Norheim Vice President of Marketing and IT at American Crane and Equipment Corporation who joined the business at her father's behest and found a bright, challenging future she never expected.
Episode 22: Update 30 Under 30
Linda Rigano, Executive Director of Media Relations of ThomasNet, and M.L. Peck, Senior Vice President of Program and Product Development at ISM, will give listeners an exciting update on the 30 Under 30 Rising Supply Chain Stars program, and Kevin Wolfe, General Manager of Powill Manufacturing and Engineering, a veteran-owned small business in Phoenix, AZ, will be discussing that company’s challenge of finding qualified individuals under 30 to fill jobs at Powill, a common problem heard throughout the manufacturing industry.
Episode 21: Biggest Drop in GDP in 2014
The biggest drop in the GDP since 2009 occurred in the first quarter of 2014. What does it mean? Is the media ignoring it or fanning the flames of recession? What's happening in Washington? Today’s show will feature hosts Lew Weiss and Tim Grady discussing mainstream media and how their reporting effects the economy and what the heck is going on in DC?
Episode 20: Supply Chain Purchasing and OSHA Safety Equipment
Hosts Lew Weiss and Tim Grady talk to Bill Michels, President of ISM Services about how ISM provides training and development support for supply chain purchasing to companies in and outside of the manufacturing industry. Also in the is broadcast, Gil Truesdale from Orr Safety. Gil will discuss how his company helps manufacturing entities with their OSHA regulated safety issues by supplying personal protective equipment.
Episode 19: Bringing Good, Well Paying Jobs Back to America
How do we bring back good manufacturing jobs to America? Reshoring is essentially the opposite of offshoring, it is a term used to describe the act of bringing back offshored manufacturing to a country. Harry Moser from The Reshoring Initiative joins MFG Talk Radio to talk about bringing good, well-paying manufacturing jobs back to America. Daniel Feiman's organization Build It Backwards provides a unique approach to management and training consulting services.
Episode 18: The Benefits Of Forging
Lewis Weiss discusses his insights into the benefits of forgings, and how they are used in many industries. Forging is a manufacturing process involving the shaping of metal using localized compressive forces. Forging is often classified according to the temperature at which it is performed: "cold", "warm", or "hot" forging. Forging is a major world-wide industry that has significantly contributed to the development of the manufacturing cycles.
Episode 17: ISM Manufacturing AND Non-Manufacturing Reports
Brad Holcomb, the Committee Chair who prepares the Institute of Supply Management Manufacturing Report on Business® and Mr. Tony Nieves, Committee Chair of ISM’s Non-Manufacturing Report on Business® join to discuss the May 2014 PMI and the key economic measurements of American business and industry with hosts Tim Grady and Lew Weiss. This historic combined conversation covered indicators from recent economic news.
Episode 16: ISM 2014 Interview on Reshoring and Nevada
Harry Moser, Executive Director of Reshoring Initiative (www.reshorenow.org) discussing jobs coming back to America, and Ray Bacon, Executive Director of the Nevada Manufacturing Association (www.nvmanufacturers.org) discussing what has been happening at the state level in Nevada and neighboring states. These interviews were conducted live from ISM2014 at the Las Vegas Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.