The index ISM uses to measure non-manufacturing growth—known as the NMI—was 55.7 in April (a level of 50 or higher indicates growth), which was up 1.2 percent compared to March, with economic activity in the non-manufacturing sector growing for the 75th consecutive month. The April PMI is 0.5 percent above the 12-month average of 56.2.
Inventory donations protect brands, avoid waste and support schools, churches, government agencies and other nonprofit organizations.
Robotics is the fastest growing industrial sector for PCs, followed by materials-handling equipment.
Acquisition to expand pharmaceutical packaging capabilities and integrated solution offering.
2016 Manufacturing Report from professional services firm Sikich explores ways to address challenges and position manufacturers for long-term growth.