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Thursday, November 19, 2015
Is the U.S. manufacturing economy at the start of an extended slowdown, or just a brief correction to draw down inventory? And if the economy is slowing, is the U.S. trucking industry on the verge of entering a profit-killing era of overcapacity as it was during the Great Recession of 2008-2010?
Monday, November 02, 2015
The PMI, the ISM’s index to measure growth, was 50.1 in October, which was down 0.1 percent from September and now at its lowest level since May 2013, when it was also at 50.1. The PMI has been at 50 or higher for 33 consecutive months, with the over all economy growing for 77 months in a row. The current PMI is 1.6 percent below the 12-month average of 52.7.
Posted on 11/02 at 02:35 PM
Monday, October 26, 2015
Comprehensive survey illustrates trends in utilization of lean programs and pay rates for lean champions.
Monday, October 05, 2015
Just when it appeared that agreement among participants comprising the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) would not be reached this year, spokesmen announced that recent discussion rounds in Atlanta produced consensus.
Thursday, October 01, 2015
Manufacturing growth output saw a slight decline for the third straight month while still remaining in growth mode, according to the September edition of the Institute for Supply Management’s September edition of its Manufacturing Report on Business.
Posted on 10/01 at 12:31 PM
Tuesday, September 01, 2015
The Institute for Supply Management’s (ISM) August edition of the Manufacturing Report on Business saw its PMI, the ISM’s index to measure growth, fall 1.6 percent to 51.1, following a 0.8 percent decline to 52.7 in July. Even with the relatively slow growth over the last two months, the PI has been at 50 or higher for 31 consecutive months.
Posted on 09/01 at 01:12 PM
Friday, August 28, 2015
83% of surveyed manufacturers either already have IoT implementations in place or plans to deploy within a year.
Wednesday, July 01, 2015
The PMI, the ISM’s index to measure growth inched up 0.7 percent to 53.5 over May’s 52.8. This reading marks sequential growth for the third month in a row, which was preceded by five months of sequential declines.
Posted on 07/01 at 01:29 PM
Friday, June 12, 2015
While many shippers may be on the fence in regard to Trade Promotion Authority, the nation’s major manufacturing lobby is adamantly championing it.
Posted on 06/12 at 08:32 AM
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Monday, June 01, 2015
The PMI, the ISM’s index to measure growth was up 1.3 percent compared to April at 52.8 (a PMI of 50 or greater represents growth), showing growth for the second straight month after five months of sequential declines, which had been in effect since October 2014. The current PMI is 2.1 percent below its 12-month average of 54.9.