ISM

By Bob Trebilcock · May 6, 2015
Forget cost cutting. Innovation and sustainability are the most important factors in business today. The companies that get it right can still win in a flat economy, says ISM CEO Tom Derry.
By Jeff Berman · May 5, 2015
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By Jeff Berman · May 5, 2015
The index ISM uses to measure non-manufacturing growth—known as the NMI—was 57.8 in April which was 1.3 percent above March and also 0.5 percent above the 12-month average of 57.3. Economic activity in the non-manufacturing sector has grown for the last 63 months, according to ISM.
By Bob Trebilcock · May 5, 2015
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By Jeff Berman · May 1, 2015
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By Jeff Berman · May 1, 2015
A mixed bag may be the most appropriate way to characterize the current state of manufacturing based on the most recent edition of the April edition of the Manufacturing Report on Business issued by the Institute for Supply Management today.
By Jeff Berman · April 6, 2015
The index ISM uses to measure non-manufacturing growth—known as the NMI—was 56.5 in March, which was 0.4 percent below March and also 0.6 percent below of the 12-month average of 57.1. Economic activity in the non-manufacturing sector has grown for the last 62 months, according to ISM.
By Jeff Berman · April 1, 2015
The PMI, the ISM’s index to measure growth, fell 1.4 percent to 51.5 (a PMI of 50 or greater represents growth), declining for the fifth straight month since reaching 57.9 in October 2014. And it is 4 percent below the 12-month average of 55.5. The March PMI is at its lowest level since May 2013’s 50.1.
By Jeff Berman · March 2, 2015
February manufacturing data issued today by the Institute for Supply Management (ISM) dipped slightly compared to January, according to the most recent edition of the organization’s Manufacturing Report on Business.
By Jeff Berman · February 4, 2015
The index ISM uses to measure non-manufacturing growth—known as the NMI—came in at 56.7 in January, which was 0.2 percent ahead of December and also 0.2 percent ahead of the 12-month average of 56.5. Economic activity in the non-manufacturing sector has grown for the last 60 months, according to ISM.
By Jeff Berman · February 2, 2015
While sequential growth did not materialize to begin the year, manufacturing activity still remained in growth mode over all in January, according to the January edition of the Manufacturing Report on Business from the Institute for Supply Management (ISM).

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