Weekly Wrap Up For May 29th, 2020

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Mark Steffens, CEO of Airline Hydraulics, a value-added distributor of fluid power, automation, and machine safeguarding products from leading manufacturers joins hosts Lew Weiss and Tim to discuss reopening businesses and safe guard systems.

Launch Rescheduled – Watch History Unfold LIVE On Manufacturing Talk Radio

The launch of SpaceX’s Crew Dragon capsule marks the first time in history that a private company will transport astronauts into space. Elon Musk’s Falcon 9 rocket will launch from Kennedy Space Center in Florida with 2 NASA astronauts on board. This historic event also marks the first manned launch from U.S. soil since the Space Shuttle program was closed in 2011. (Read More)

Lew Weiss and Tim Grady welcome Mike Franz, CEO and founder of ManufacturingPower.com, a database provider of competitive MRO information from participating companies who anonymously share detailed purchasing data and can directly benefit from that shared data to save money operating and supporting their business.

Moon MiningTrump Administration To Begin Pushing For Potential Moon Mining

In the past, access to space was reserved for government space agencies. However, the large influx of private investment into space-related industries by companies such as SpaceX has driven the costs of launching rockets, satellites, and other equipment to drastic lows. While most people are aware of the potential for space tourism, other industries may also experience a benefit from these reduced costs. (Read More)

Women And Manufacturing

With content creation at an all-time high, it’s important to have reputable, reliable sources of information. Marina Mayer, today’s guest, is Editor-in-Chief of two of the foremost supply chain publications, Food Logistics and Supply and Demand Chain Executive which both draw on expert industry knowledge to provide readers with an impressive variety of content. We kick off this episode by learning more about Food Logistics and its mission to help businesses in the industry. With a wide-ranging audience of over 26,000, it is the only magazine dedicated to the global food cold chain. From there, we find out more about COVID-19 pandemic’s effect on the food supply chain. Marina and her team have had to work hard to quell fears around the issue. There has been slowing in parts of the supply chain, but it has by no means halted. From there, we turn our attention to the other publication Marina oversees Supply and Demand Chain Executive and the work it does. We also learn more about their Facebook live events along with the variety of awards the publications oversees. Finally, we round the show off with Marina sharing her personal experience in the industry, and her advice for women looking to break in as well. Be sure to tune in today!