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By Jeff Berman · June 4, 2014
The NMI, the ISM’s index to measure growth, increased 1.1 percent in May to 56.3 for its highest level since August 2013, when it checked in at 57.9. A reading above 50 represents growth. May’s NMI is 1.8 percent higher than the 12-month average of 54.5 and represents the 52nd consecutive month of growth in the non-manufacturing sector.
By Jeff Berman · June 4, 2014
The NMI, the ISM’s index to measure growth, increased 1.1 percent in May to 56.3 for its highest level since August 2013, when it checked in at 57.9.
By MMH Staff · June 4, 2014
Global authority on manufacturing intelligence reaches goal in five years instead of 10 to help fund research, cures for pediatric cancer and other deadly diseases.
By Jeff Berman · June 4, 2014
Nearly a year after the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) new motor carrier Hours-of-Service (HOS) regulations took effect, one thing remains clear: the rules are not being embraced by the trucking industry, even just a little bit.
By MMH Staff · June 4, 2014
A new U.S. corrugated industry life cycle assessment (LCA) study shows a significant 32 percent reduction per unit in the industry's greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions between 2006 and 2010.
By Jeff Berman · June 4, 2014
When FedEx announced pricing changes for its FedEx Ground services last month, many industry observers made quick note of the fact that it was a game changer, or at least has the potential to be although not necessarily for the better for shippers.
By Jeff Berman · June 4, 2014
Freight transportation and supply chain services provider A. Duie Pyle Inc. recently rolled out a new unit, entitled the Customized Solutions Group (CSG), which is comprised of four different business segments: Custom Dedicated, Truckload, Brokerage, and Warehousing & Distribution.
By MMH Staff · June 4, 2014
PMMI expects nearly 30,000 packaging and processing professionals representing a host of manufacturing markets, including food and beverage, pharmaceutical, and cosmetics and personal care to attend this year’s edition of EXPO PACK México.
By MMH Staff · June 4, 2014
The initiative aims at enhancing collaboration among regional representative bodies for the benefit of the world material handling industry.
By Jeff Berman · June 3, 2014
A 100 percent provision for ocean container scanning remains impractical, flawed, and continues to serve as a threat to efficient global commerce. Those served as some of the main takeaways in a letter from 70 organizations including distributors, farmers, importers, manufacturers, retailers, transportation and logistics providers, and wholesalers, to Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson this week.
By MMH Staff · June 3, 2014
New San Diego location to be headed by Micheal Ghandy, director of sales.
By Bob Trebilcock · June 3, 2014
New APICS survey finds that remanufacturing and reverse logistics are no longer niche competencies.
By LM Staff · June 3, 2014
The Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration (EIA) reported this week that the average price per gallon of diesel gasoline dropped for the fifth straight week, falling 0.7 cents to $3.918 per gallon.
By MMH Staff · June 3, 2014
Sponsored by the Industrial Truck Association (ITA), National Forklift Safety Day serves as a focal point for manufacturers to highlight the safe use of forklifts and the importance of operator training. It also provides an opportunity for the industry to educate customers, policymakers and the administration on forklift operating safety practices.
By Jeff Berman · June 2, 2014
Manufacturing activity remained in growth territory last month, with nearly across the board increases in some of its key metrics, according to the May edition of the Non-Manufacturing Report on Business from the Institute for Supply Management (ISM).

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