Weekly Wrap Up For April 14th, 2017

Gary Brooks, Chief Marketing Officer with Syncron joins hosts Lew Weiss and Tim Grady to discuss how Syncron helps OEM manufacturers develop their ‘after-sale’ service at dealerships by improving availability of the right part at the right price at the right time with parts inventory control that improves profitability and completion of service repairs that are a win-win-win: a win for the OEM, a win for the dealership and a win for the customer. The top line and bottom line gain in revenues and profits is more than surprising.  Then hear from Mark Dohnalek, President & CEO of Pivot International as he discusses how Pivot helps large corporations, SME’s and even individuals take a product idea from concept to completion where Pivot supplies the necessary talent, R&D, planning and even production to speed up time to market without adding full time employees on a permanent basis when there is only a part time development need. These helpful interviews are more knowledge for agile manufacturers to improve their revenue and profit performance brought to you by Manufacturing Talk Radio.

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U.S. Oil & Gas Rig Count Rises: Manufacturing Industry Benefits

The global oil market remains volatile and the current geopolitical situation is only leading to more questions and uncertainty. Baker Hughes recently released their report on the U.S. oil rig count and it shows continued growth. With the oil prices rising around the globe, the U.S. has been quick to reestablish their domestic oil production capabilities and in a big way. (Read More)

Toyota: Investing in the Future of American Manufacturing

Toyota announced today that it will be investing more than $1.3 billion in its expansive plant in Georgetown, Kentucky. This factory, where the iconic Camry is built, is their largest operation across the globe and the money will be going toward a massive retooling effort to expedite vehicle manufacturing. (Read More)


Elon Musk’s Renewable Energy Initiative: Manufactures Stand To Gain

Elon Musk is well known for his work with electric vehicles, pioneering the first, truly practical and highly sought after electric car. Now he wants to take his sustainable efforts to new heights with the development of solar roof tiles. It may sound like a common idea, solar panels on a roof, but it goes far beyond conventional solar installations. Tesla recently acquired SolarCity and plans to revolutionize the way individuals and businesses look at personal solar power production and storage. (Read More)

NASASME Education Foundation & NASA Collaborate To Bridge The Manufacturing Skills Gap

The manufacturing industry continues to struggle with the ever present skills gap. Modern manufacturing is often perceived by the public as an outdated industry, unable to offer the fulfilment they desire. Now, new technological advancements have brought the industry into the 21st century and it’s a perfect industry for the younger workforce. However, all this new technology requires a new kind of skill set and schools aren’t offering the right kind of education, training and encouragement to get students interested in advanced manufacturing. (Read More)