Weekly Wrap Up For October 4th, 2019

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Institute for Supply Management®’s Report On Business® Series for September 2019. 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.

GM StrikeGM Strikes Continues With No End In Sight

The strike, which impacts 55 of GM’s manufacturing facilities has caused chaos throughout the supply chain and resulted in GM having to lay off 525 employees at a plant in Moraine, Ohio, over 700 employees in Ontario, 2,000 employees at the Oshawa Assembly plant in Ontario, and 450 in Silao, Mexico. GM claims they are losing “millions every day” as a result of the disruption caused by the strike. (Read More)

American factoryAmerican Factories Hurt By Tariffs

As the trade war grinds on, and the tariffs pile up, American manufacturers and the American economy both suffer. As featured right here on Manufacturing Talk Radio, the Institute for Supply Management’s Manufacturing Report On Business showed the manufacturing index dropped to 47.8 in September, the lowest it’s been since June of 2009 and the first contraction in over 3 years. (Read More)

Women And Manufacturing

This week on The WAM Podcast’s edition of “Riveting Exchanges,” hosts, Andrea Olson and Desiree Grace, continue with their “Bad Boss” discussion. The ladies look at the four different types of “weak” personalities. Here, you’ll meet the four archetypal passive-aggressive bosses: Indecisive Ike, Steady Eddie, Insecure Ida, and Absentee Al.