Filed in Manufacturing
Thursday, August 08, 2013
Customers today are more demanding than ever. This poses challenges as well as opportunities. If discrete manufacturers aren’t up to the challenge, they will face a customer that demands more visibility, more collaboration, quicker lead times and higher quality products with no ability to deliver on these new requirements.
Posted on 08/08 at 09:01 AM
Thursday, August 01, 2013
Manufacturing activity in July continued its solid turnaround since dropping to its lowest levels since June 2009 in May, according to the Institute for Supply Management’s monthly Manufacturing ISM Report on Business.
Monday, July 15, 2013
Composite index edges up to 58 from 56—15th straight quarter above 50 and 2nd consecutive advance; Senior financial executives surveyed on healthcare reform.
Monday, July 01, 2013
Following a month which saw its lowest levels since June 2009 and its first contraction since November 2012, manufacturing activity in June recovered some of its lost ground, according to the Institute for Supply Management’s monthly Manufacturing ISM Report on Business.
Tuesday, June 25, 2013
Two thirds expect to add jobs next year, even as more than half report skilled labor shortage.
Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Industrial truck sales hold steady, mirror U.S. economic indicators.
Monday, June 03, 2013
Manufacturing activity in May contracted for the first time since November 2012, according to the Institute for Supply Management (ISM). The PMI, the index used by the ISM to measure manufacturing activity—at 49 in May was down 1.7 percent from April’s 50.7.
Tuesday, May 28, 2013
As the global economic picture remains, um, murky, a recent report in the Wall Street Journal observed that declining manufacturing output in China, the world’s second largest economy after the United States, is cause for concern.
Posted on 05/28 at 09:33 AM
Monday, May 20, 2013
Senior economist reports calmer global economy, calls for regional policy innovation.
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Thursday, May 02, 2013
Shippers may have been cheered by last month’s manufacturing report issued from the Institute for Supply Management, but other key indicators suggest caution.