Manufacturing Talk Radio Broadcasting Live from ISM Conference in Las Vegas

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Guests Include Institute of Supply Management and ThomasNet Executives Discussing Major Shifts Within the Industry

Manufacturing Talk Radio™ will broadcast live from Las Vegas, Nevada on Monday, May 5 and Tuesday, May 6 at 10:00 a.m. (PDT) to cover the annual Institute of Supply Management® conference, ISM2014. Hosts Tim Grady, Executive Producer, and Lew Weiss, founder and CEO of Manufacturing Talk Radio will interview purchasing and supply industry executives at booth #104 on the ISM exhibit floor at the conference center of the Las Vegas Hotel and Casino.

Guests at 10:00 a.m. on Monday will be Linda Rigano, Executive Director, Media Relations, ThomasNet and M.L. Peck, Vice President of ISM to discuss exciting developments announced at the show. At 10:30 a.m. Tom Greco, Vice President, and Kirstin Carty, Audience Outreach Manager with will discuss the new developments with the website,

At 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, guests will be Brad Holcomb, chair of the ISM Manufacturing Business Survey Committee to discuss the latest Purchasing Manager’s Index number and the update of the Semi-Annual Economic Forecast, followed by Mr. Tom Derry, CEO of ISM, to discuss the major shifts that will occur within the industry as the baby boomers retire and the millennial generation becomes 75% of the industry workforce.

“The annual ISM conference, ISM2014, will attract over 2,500 supply and purchasing industry professionals to hear keynote speaker T. Boone Pickens, the oil and gas entrepreneur, and Mark Zandi, Chief Economist of Moody’s Analytics, as well as other speakers cover best practices, innovative ideas, software trends, talent development, business acumen, risk management and the generational workforce shift from baby boomers to millennials in the supply and purchasing industry,” said Lew Weiss, co-host of the show.

“This industry touches many other industries, both upstream and downstream as well as non-manufacturing, that the annual ISM conference is of real importance to businesses across America,” added show host Tim Grady.

Manufacturing Talk Radio is “the voice of manufacturing globally”, the only manufacturing B2B talk radio show broadcasting live across the Internet to industry listeners from the shop floor to the C-suite. Show host, Tim Grady, and co-host, Lew Weiss, present breaking news, talk about business trends, and discuss economic forecasts in the manufacturing industry for small, medium and large manufacturers, their suppliers, vendors and customers. The show can be heard through any computer or smartphone around the world by going to

About®®, part of Thomas Industrial Network, Inc. is the leading platform for supplier discovery and selection of OEM, MRO and other products and services. The platform serves procurement professionals, engineers, plant and facility management and other buyers from corporations, educational institutions, government agencies, the military and small businesses. It also serves manufacturers, distributors, and service companies throughout North America who want to connect and do business with these buyers. Buyers of industrial products and services can connect to ThomasNet News from®.

About ISM
Institute for Supply Management® (ISM) is the first supply management institute in the world. Founded in 1915, ISM's mission is to enhance the value and performance of procurement and supply chain management practitioners and their organizations worldwide. By executing and extending its mission through education, research, standards of excellence and information dissemination — including the renowned monthly ISM Report On Business® — ISM maintains a strong global influence among individuals and organizations. ISM is a not-for-profit educational association that serves professionals with an interest in supply management who live and work in more than 90 countries. ISM offers the Certified Professional in Supply Management® (CPSM®) and Certified Professional in Supplier Diversity® (CPSD®) qualifications.

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