Weekly Wrap Up For October 2nd, 2020

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Institute for Supply Management®’s Report On Business® Series for September 2020. Hosts Lew Weiss and Tim Grady welcome Chair, Tim Fiore for a closer look at the factors that went into the Manufacturing Report On Business and this month’s PMI. Don’t miss this in-depth, exclusive interview available only on Manufacturing Talk Radio.


Supply Chain and COVID-19New Study Offers Insight on Covid’s Manufacturing Impact

Business all around the world has been impacted by Covid-19, with many of them seeing negative effects as a result. Manufacturing has been one of these sectors in which the impacts were felt first, and have consistently remained. Now, new studies are being done to see just how manufacturers responded to the pandemic, and what lessons can be learned for the future. (Read More)


Manufacturing Day 2020NJMEP Manufacturing Day Broadcasts Live Video on Manufacturing Talk Radio Website

The New Jersey Manufacturing Extension Partnership is hosting a virtual Manufacturing Day Event on October 2, 2020 when manufacturing is highlighted each year on the first Friday in October. Keynote speakers include New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy, U.S. Representative Josh Gottheimer (D- 5th District), New Jersey State Senate President Steve Sweeney, State Senator Linda Greenstein (D – 14th District), State Senator Steve Oroho (R- 24th District), Mr. Kevin Cummings, CEO of Investors Bank, and NJMEP CEO Mr. John Kennedy who will address more than 10,000 manufacturers across the state of New Jersey and over 250,000 manufacturing employees to recognize and honor one of the backbone industries of America. Manufacturing Talk Radio, a podcast by Jacket Media Co., will broadcast via live video feed the New Jersey event. (Read More)


NJMEPNew Jersey Manufacturing Extension Program, Inc. (NJMEP) Receives $1.5 Million in State Funding

The state budget signed by Governor Murphy on Tuesday, calls for $1.5 million to be invested in NJMEP to help stimulate job growth – especially in underserved communities, including to industries re-engineering to make PPEs and to help domesticate the New Jersey supply chain in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic activities. The program led by NJMEP, which plans to also use these funds to open a southern New Jersey operation to make sure this training and jobs program is equally effective throughout the state. (Read More)


If you have worked in an engineer to order manufacturing environment long enough, you have most likely had some type of negative experience with enterprise software. And while ERP software has been out there for many years, it has never really focused on a project orientated environment. Our guest today on the Women and Manufacturing Podcast is Theresa Santiago, an Account Executive with COUNTERPART. COUNTERPART, powered by Smooth Logics, is a full-business operating software solution for engineers to order manufacturers. It is one total business solution, and it is not modular — it is a smart and dynamic software solution for both purchasing and inventory manufacturing. Theresa joined COUNTERPART with over 20 years of experience in the ERP software space. She works to improves business’ overall results by supporting, implementing, and selling to shop manufacturers with award-winning results. An ERP software system is important and a good system can add value to a manufacturing company. Listen in as we talk about all things ERP systems and why they are beneficial for manufacturing companies.