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Thursday, November 03, 2011
Although the numbers are showing continued signs of leveling out, the main theme of the October edition of the Institute for Supply Management’s Manufacturing (ISM) Report on Business indicated that growth is still occurring.
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
With the United States manufacturing base accounting for roughly 11 percent of Gross Domestic Product (GDP), domestic manufacturers are not only dealing with a declining base on the home front, they are also facing major disadvantages when it comes to doing business in the United States compared to global competitors.
Thursday, October 06, 2011
Prime Advantage, a major buying consortium for midsized manufacturers, announced the results of its eighth Prime Advantage Group Outlook (GO) Survey, revealing the top economic concerns of small and midsized North American manufacturers for the second half of 2011.
Monday, October 03, 2011
Manufacturing continued its growth in September as the PMI registered 51.6%, an increase of 1 percentage point when compared to August’s reading of 50.6%.
Monday, September 26, 2011
While manufacturing has been considered a bright spot for the United States economy during of the economic downturn, recent data from consultancy Grant Thornton LLP indicates that manufacturers are losing faith in the growth prospects for the economy.
Thursday, September 15, 2011
The emergence of cloud computing is having a direct and positive impact on manufacturers’ IT performance and subsequently supply chain operations, according to a report from IDC Manufacturing Insights.
Thursday, September 01, 2011
While manufacturing may be experiencing a bit of a slowdown, the overall numbers in the August edition of the Institute for Supply Management’s Manufacturing (ISM) Report on Business still point to growth.
Monday, August 15, 2011
Even though there are more questions than answers when it comes to the economy and its growth rate, data from Panjiva, an online search engine with detailed information on global suppliers and manufacturers, showed a seasonal increase in the number of United States-bound waterborne shipments.
Monday, August 01, 2011
In its July report, the ISM reported that the index it uses to measure the manufacturing sector—known as the PMI—was 50.9 percent. This represents a 4.4 percent drop from June’s 55.3.
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Friday, July 15, 2011
Coming off of April and May which saw 7 and 8 percent gains, respectively, in the number of waterborne shipments heading to the U.S., June saw a 1 percent decline from May to June at 1,030,363, according to Panjiva. On an annual basis, June shipments were down 4 percent compared to June 2010’s 1,076,015 shipments.