Filed in Manufacturing
Monday, July 09, 2012
The survey which examines the state of the industry, and how manufacturers are adapting and improving their supply chains, also explores and how technology plays a role in enabling manufacturers to be more successful.
Monday, July 02, 2012
While manufacturing has been a constant source of strong economic growth in an economy replete with warning signs, the Institute of Supply Management’s June Manufacturing report on Business released today showed that manufacturing activity for the month was not as strong as it has been over the course of the last three years.
Thursday, June 28, 2012
Leading manufacturing and retailing companies are leveraging technology improvements for greater supply chain efficiency, leading to increased profits and smoother, cheaper transportation costs.
Saturday, June 23, 2012
Southern regions remain relatively strong in manufacturing, with eight metropolitan areas on that list.
Friday, June 01, 2012
For the month of May, the PMI, ISM’s index used to measure manufacturing activity, was 53.5, which was 1.3 percent below April.
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
According to published reports, many large companies have made public plans to reshore portions of their manufacturing to the U.S. over the past two years, including Caterpillar, Nissan, NCR, Yamaha, Ford, and Electrolux. Earlier this year, both Boeing and GE said they were committed to moving parts of their offshore manufacturing capabilities back to the U.S.
The tide has begun to turn on the flow of manufacturing jobs from the U.S. to China and other low-cost countries, according to a new study from The Hackett Group, Inc.
Posted on 05/29 at 07:29 AM
Wednesday, May 09, 2012
In its 2012 Semiannual Economic Forecast, which is based on feedback from U.S.-based purchasing and supply chain executives, manufacturing and non-manufacturing sectors are expected to leverage the solid levels for various metrics each has been seeing over the last several months.
Tuesday, May 01, 2012
Next’s week’s semiannual report will provide more of a forecast.
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Monday, April 02, 2012
The PMI, the index used by the ISM to measure manufacturing activity, was 53.4 in March, which was 1 percent ahead of February’s 52.4.