Weekly Wrap Up for January 6, 2017

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Listen in as co-hosts Lew Weiss and Tim Grady discuss the current state of manufacturing with Brad Holcomb, Committee Chair of the Institute for Supply Management’s Manufacturing Report on Business(R) as they delve into the categories of the Purchasing Manager’s Index (PMI) that has recently strengthened, and Chris Kuehl, Managing Partner of Armada Corporate Intelligence discusses the Credit Manager’s Index report and other topics of the economy. These insightful reports give you a solid sense of where manufacturing is and where it appears to be headed.


Here Are The Top Stories This Week In Manufacturing

The New Year is upon us and it’s time to take a look back at some of the most read articles of 2016. These trends have transformed the way manufacturers do business and will be important to fully understand as the industry moves forward into 2017. Last year was interesting to say the least. Filled with new technologies and new regulations, manufacturers must be prepared to do business as the business landscape shifts. (Read More)


The past year has been exciting for MFG Talk Radio and the entire manufacturing industry. New technologies paving the way toward more efficient and productive manufacturing operations. Furthermore, the economy and manufacturing industry has been riddled with surprises. From a new government administration to more user friendly digital tools, the industry leaders have been kept busy. (Read More)


Faraday Future launched in 2014 and was known for their low profile. Finally they reveal to the world their first self-driving electric car, the FF91. Claiming to be faster than the Tesla Model S, zero to 60mph in 2.39 seconds, the automotive world waited with baited breath. The Chinese-backed automotive startup is focused on making their way into the quickly expanding Electric Vehicle (EV) market. With big plans they set out to build a $1 billion factory to manufacture the cars North of Las Vegas, Nevada. (Read More)


Spreadsheets are still pretty prevalent on shop floors, and it’s understandable. It’s a long standing part of manufacturing operations, as well as in many offices in the manufacturing industry. However, sticking to this enduring method could be costing your productivity. (Read More)