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By Jeff Berman · September 1, 2015
The Institute for Supply Management’s (ISM) August edition of the Manufacturing Report on Business saw its PMI, the ISM’s index to measure growth, fall 1.6 percent to 51.1, following a 0.8 percent decline to 52.7 in July. Even with the relatively slow growth over the last two months, the PI has been at 50 or higher for 31 consecutive months.
By Jeff Berman · September 1, 2015
Hackett observed in the new report that China’s economy has lost steam, with actual growth falling short of targeted rates, while the United States most recent second quarter GDP reading at 3.7 percent outpaced expected targets, even though it was negatively impacted by gains in manufacturing and retail inventories.
By Josh Bond · September 1, 2015
Global demand remains stable as packaging equipment providers of all sizes shift focus.
By Patrick Burnson · September 1, 2015
The proposed merger of Cosco and CSCL could spark further container consolidation
By MMH Staff · September 1, 2015
Pack Expo 2014 grew five times faster than the average trade show.
By LM Staff · September 1, 2015
The average price dropped 4.7 cents to $2.514 per gallon, which now stands at the lowest weekly average price for diesel since July 2009, when it was at $2.542 the week of July 27, 2009, according to EIA data.
By LM Staff · September 1, 2015
The Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported this week that U.S. trade with its North America Free Trade Agreement partners Canada and Mexico in June dropped 3.8 percent annually to $99.0 billion. This followed a 10.8 percent decline in May to $92.7 billion.
By MMH Staff · August 31, 2015
Survey of economic activity shows July new business volume up 4% year-over-year, down 14% month-to-month, up 8% year-to-date.
By Jeff Berman · August 31, 2015
According to Panjiva data, July shipments-at 952,126-were up 1 percent over June, following sequential gains of 7 percent for May over April and 1 percent for June over May.
By Jeff Berman · August 31, 2015
According to Panjiva data, July shipments-at 952,126-were up 1 percent over June, following sequential gains of 7 percent for May over April and 1 percent for June over May.
By LM Staff · August 31, 2015
While the previous edition of the Shippers Conditions Index (SCI) from freight transportation consultancy FTR showed some encouraging signs for shippers in terms of a mild uptick in overall market conditions.
By MMH Staff · August 31, 2015
Memorial scholarship recognized student's "understanding, passion, and international perspective."
By MMH Staff · August 31, 2015
40.6 million-square-foot WLC to yield an estimated 13,000 construction jobs and 20,000 permanent jobs at a variety of skill levels.
By Bridget McCrea · August 31, 2015
What will it take to find, train, and retain talent going forward? Three supply chain experts dust off their crystal balls and discuss the top ways to build the workforce for 2025.
<p>Loyola University Chicago’s John Caltagirone will lead a round table discussion with Chicago area supply chain leaders at the Supply Chain Outlook Summit 2015 in Chicago, November 3.</p> By Bob Trebilcock · August 31, 2015
Supply Chain Expert John Caltagirone is working with an increasing number of large companies that need help addressing key issues that “keep them up at night.” Here’s what Caltagirone recommends supply chain managers do right now to prepare for the future.

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