Episode 532: Cliff Notes on the Global Manufacturing Picture for March 2021

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In this episode of ‘Cliff Notes on the Global Manufacturing Picture’ host Cliff Waldman explains that historic supply chain disruptions are currently the biggest threat to the ongoing manufacturing recovery. Cliff discusses the short-term stresses on supplier deliveries, inventory management and prices. He then explores the implications of the pandemic-related disruptions for inventory management and supplier management in the years ahead. Cliff concludes the episode with a brief discussion of the regional versus global supply chain question as well as the ongoing technological evolution of supply chains.

Cliff Waldman
Cliff Waldman

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Cliff Waldman, 2020 National Economists Club Board of Governors Chair and 2019 President, is the CEO of New World Economics, a consulting firm that offers a range of forecasting and data creation services to private companies, trade groups and governments. He is also the host of “Manufacturing Matters with Cliff Waldman”, a weekly podcast show on Manufacturing Talk Radio. Cliff is an active and in-demand public speaker on topics ranging from the U.S. and global economic outlooks to productivity and automation. Cliff served as Chief Economist of the Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation (MAPI) research foundation. His primary responsibility during his 15-year tenure at MAPI was to write and speak on the global economic outlook. Cliff’s career has also included positions with a state government policy research unit as well as with a small business research team in Washington, D.C. He has won three national research awards for his published work on the Chinese economy, productivity, innovation, and demographics. Cliff currently serves as co-chair of the NABE Manufacturing Roundtable. In 2018 he was awarded the Certified Business Economist (CBE) designation by NABE.