One more thing about the winter

When it comes to how the harsh winter weather impacted manufacturing and non-manufacturing operations, it was not nearly as dire as it was for freight transportation and logistics, according to the Institute for Supply Management’s (ISM) Spring 2014 Semiannual Economic Forecast that was issued earlier this month.

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OK, so this past winter was brutal. That may go down as the understatement of the year. We have written about it a bunch on this site and in print––and for good reason.

The impact the winter had on freight transportation and logistics operations is well-documented, too, what with making it harder for shippers to secure capacity, especially over the road, as well as railroad-related service issues, among other issues.

But when it comes to how the harsh winter weather impacted manufacturing and non-manufacturing operations, it was not nearly as dire as it was for freight transportation and logistics, according to the Institute for Supply Management’s (ISM) Spring 2014 Semiannual Economic Forecast that was issued earlier this month.

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Jeff Berman, Group News Editor
Jeff Berman is Group News Editor for Logistics Management, Modern Materials Handling, and Supply Chain Management Review. Jeff works and lives in Cape Elizabeth, Maine, where he covers all aspects of the supply chain, logistics, freight transportation, and materials handling sectors on a daily basis. Contact Jeff Berman

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