Wednesday, May 07, 2014
The outlook for growth in both the manufacturing and non-manufacturing sectors for the remainder of 2014 can be described as very good. That is the general thesis of the Spring 2014 Semiannual Economic Forecast issued by the Institute for Supply Management (ISM) this week.
Posted on 05/07 at 09:33 AM
Tuesday, May 06, 2014
About $200B is spent globally on lighting energy each year, around half of which comes from commercial buildings. Luckily today's technology can make a difference with true system-level control over lighting.
You're Shipping Smaller Orders, More Often and at Faster Service Levels. High-Speed sortation could be the answer. Operations are being asked to handle much smaller orders at much faster service levels than ever before. This expectation of speed and lean in-store inventory is trickling into retail replenishment as well, with demands for multiple smaller shipments per week, and POS replenishment overnight.
Data released by Panjiva, an online search engine with detailed information on global suppliers and manufacturers, showed an improvement in global trade activity from February to March after a lackluster February.
Posted on 05/06 at 09:33 AM
Monday, May 05, 2014
Film showcasing American competitiveness to be screened in facility tours nationwide on Oct. 3, 2014.
The NMI, the ISM’s index to measure growth, headed up 2.1 percent in April to 55.2.
Posted on 05/05 at 11:21 AM
Friday, May 02, 2014
Jason Dorsey completes four years of coursework in less than two years.
Orders just shy of the all-time record of 6,235 robots valued at $385 million in Q4 2012.
Opening of new headquarters marks a sevenfold increase of company premises.
Continuing the growth pattern laid out in the first quarter, manufacturing growth to start the second quarter in April was strong, according to the monthly Manufacturing Report on Business released by the Institute for Supply Management (ISM).
Posted on 05/02 at 08:31 AM