30 episodes

Welcome to the U.S. Manufacturing Workforce podcast
This show from MADICORP features conversations with industry leaders about the top workforce challenges impacting manufacturers today such as labor shortages, the skills gap, supply chain disruptions, hiring, retention, labor disputes and more.
Our aim is to bring you topical, informative and actionable discussions that you can implement throughout your organization. Thank you for joining us!

U.S. Manufacturing Workforce MADICORP

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    • 4.9 • 7 Ratings

Welcome to the U.S. Manufacturing Workforce podcast
This show from MADICORP features conversations with industry leaders about the top workforce challenges impacting manufacturers today such as labor shortages, the skills gap, supply chain disruptions, hiring, retention, labor disputes and more.
Our aim is to bring you topical, informative and actionable discussions that you can implement throughout your organization. Thank you for joining us!

    The Shift to National Talent Sourcing

    The Shift to National Talent Sourcing

    In this episode of the US Manufacturing Workforce podcast, host Michele Vincent delves into the pressing issue of America's worker shortage. She explores the concept of sourcing talent nationwide, offering a solution to the labor crisis. Drawing on her extensive experience, Michele shares real examples of labor issues and discusses the significant benefits of expanding the labor pool to the entire US.

    With a growing emphasis on the importance of leveraging specialized staffing agencies with a national reach, the analysis makes a compelling case for manufacturers to consider new approaches to address labor shortages and unlock new growth opportunities.

    • 20 min
    “What’s to come, 2024 Predictions”

    “What’s to come, 2024 Predictions”

    With alarming reports such as “nearly 1/3 of the manufacturing workforce is over 55 years old” how is U.S. manufacturing expected to continue?

    In this episode of the US Manufacturing Workforce Podcast, host Michele Vincent rings in 2024 giving us the facts when it comes to the past, present, and future of U.S. manufacturing. She discusses predictions on how past challenges will continue to play out in 2024 as well as give direction to how some companies are adapting to these challenges. Michele breaks down how U.S. Manufacturing can continue to adapt to reoccurring issues such as labor shortages, supply chain disruptions, and employee retention in the new year.

    Join us as we discuss:Predictions for what’s to come in 2024Identifying current and future challengesManufacturing trends and what HR is prioritizingThe Defense Department’s first-ever National Defense Industrial Strategy

    • 19 min
    Company Cultures Hand in Overcoming Labor Challenges

    Company Cultures Hand in Overcoming Labor Challenges

    In this episode of the US Manufacturing Workforce Podcast, host Michele Vincent speaks with Dan Burgos, President and CEO of Alphanova Consulting. Dan discusses the vital role company culture plays in manufacturing and achieving overall success. He talks us through the connections of a positive company culture with attracting new employees, retaining employees, and high-performing employees. Dan also shares insights on how leadership can drive positive change to improve employee performance and satisfaction within the manufacturing industry.

    Join us as we discuss:

    Consequences of poor company cultureLeadership's role in changing cultureThe process of rebuilding culture
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    Self Assessment: https://alphanovaconsulting.com/self-assessment-form-manufacturing/
    Website: https://madicorp.com/podcast
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/manufacturing-workforce-podcast
    Twitter https://twitter.com/USMfgPodcast

    Feedback, questions, or guest bookings: podcast@madicorp.com

    • 35 min
    Reshaping the Future: Bringing Manufacturing Back to the US

    Reshaping the Future: Bringing Manufacturing Back to the US

    Get ready to reshape your perspective on manufacturing – we're unveiling the strategies, tools, and success stories behind bringing it back to the USA.

    In this episode of the US Manufacturing Workforce Podcast, host Michele Vincent interviews Harry Moser, the founder of the Reshoring Initiative. Harry explains the Reshoring Initiative's role in documenting, promoting, and enabling reshoring efforts. We talk about tools that help companies make informed decisions about reshoring, improve their competitiveness, and how we can advocate for promoting skilled trades as a valuable alternative to traditional degrees.

    Join us as we discuss:
    What the “total cost of ownership” estimator is and what it will do for manufacturersHow the Reshoring Initiative has evolved since its inceptionWhy certain manufacturing sectors are experiencing surges in reshoring activities
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    Show Notes: https://www.madicorp.com/podcast/reshoring-initiative
    Website: https://madicorp.com/podcast
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/manufacturing-workforce-podcast
    Twitter https://twitter.com/USMfgPodcast

    Feedback, questions, or guest bookings: podcast@madicorp.com

    • 33 min
    UAW vs Big Three Automakers: Game Theory Predictions

    UAW vs Big Three Automakers: Game Theory Predictions

    As the unprecedented UAW stand-up strike against GM, Ford, and Stellantis continues to disrupt the automotive industry, the burning question everyone wants to know is -- how long will the strike last?

    In this episode, we speak with Marc Robinson, Ph.D., principal of MSR Strategy, an economist and strategist with more than 30 years of experience leading strategy projects for General Motors. Using game theory, Marc details the intricate dynamics at play in these negotiations, why this labor dispute was predictable, and how long this strike is likely to last. Join us for a thought-provoking conversation that blends economics, negotiation strategy, and risk management.

    Marc and Michele will also discuss:
    Labor union strategies and their influence on negotiation dynamics within the auto industryInsights on the implications of the ongoing UAW strike--

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    Website: http://msrstrategy.com/
    C-Siute Newsletter: https://www.csuitenewsletter.com/
    Website: https://madicorp.com/podcast
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/manufacturing-workforce-podcast
    Twitter https://twitter.com/USMfgPodcast

    Feedback, questions, or guest bookings: podcast@madicorp.com

    • 29 min
    Suppliers at Risk: UAW Stand-Up Strike Causes Ripple Effect

    Suppliers at Risk: UAW Stand-Up Strike Causes Ripple Effect

    It's day four of the UAW strike against General Motors, Ford and Stellantis. This unprecedented Stand-Up strike, targeting all three companies at once, is already creating a ripple effect across the automakers causing temporary layoffs at other plants. As the strike drags on, suppliers will begin to feel the impact as well. Beyond the Tier 1, there are thousands of smaller Tier 2 and Tier 3 suppliers that are exposed and at greater risk.

    Jan Griffiths, founder of Gravitas Detroit and host of The Automotive Leaders Podcast, joined us to explain just why these tier 2 suppliers are more vulnerable and she shares her insights on what steps supply chain executives should take during disruptions like this.

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    Resources & Related Episodes:
    Jan Griffiths: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jangriffiths/The Automotive Leaders Podcast: https://theautomotiveleaderspodcast.com/Supplier Readiness: Preparing for a Strike at the Big Three Automakers: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/supplier-readiness-preparing-for-a-strike-at-the-big-three/id1618800126?i=1000626065806UAW Opens Contract Talks With Stellantis, Ford & GM: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/uaw-opens-contract-talks-with-stellantis-ford-gm/id1618800126?i=1000623039358
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    Listen and subscribe on your favorite platform: Apple | Spotify

    Website: https://madicorp.com/podcast
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/manufacturing-workforce-podcast
    Twitter https://twitter.com/USMfgPodcast

    Feedback, questions, or guest bookings: podcast@madicorp.com

    • 20 min

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