Weekly Wrap Up for July 6th, 2018

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Listen to the other half of the supply chain equation that accounts for 70 to 88% of the U.S. economy when host Tim Grady speaks with Anthony Nieves, ISM committee chair on the Non-Manufacturing Report On Business. Gain key insights into what is happening and the outlook for purchasing managers as the second half of 2018 begins.

Here Are Some of This Week’s Top Manufacturing Stories

Harley TariffsAnother Day, More Tariff Fallout

Just days after President Donald Trump confirmed that the 25% tariff on Chinese imports worth $50 billion would go into effect on July 6, 2018, he further escalated the trade war with China by announcing a list of $200 billion worth of Chinese imports which would be subjected to a 10% tariff. This was announced after China said that it would retaliate against the new U.S. tariffs by announcing their own tariffs on a similar value of US exports to China. All of this back and forth is having a negative effect here in America. (Read More)

TrainingTo Train or Not To Train?

In the restaurant industry, training is a given. There’s no question that a new hire won’t get a minimum number of training hours, from processes and procedures, to food handling and customer service. On the other hand, many small to mid-sized manufacturers resist investing in employee training, citing concerns that if the employee leaves, that investment was lost. However, this is a straw-man argument. Let’s address these preconceived notions. (Read More)

Women And Manufacturing

Host Linda Rigano welcomes guest Jami Bliss, Global Head, Procurement Center of Excellence at GSK to Women And Manufacturing. In this conversation Linda and Jami discuss techniques for finding a mentor and why mentorship should be a two way street. Jami also talks about the importance of doing work that supports something you can feel good about, why women hold back when they don’t see themselves as a 100% match for an opportunity and other challenges women face. Spend some time with two accomplished women on this episode of Women And Manufacturing.