Economy

By MMH Staff · February 21, 2018
North American market again increases by nearly 10%, selling more than a quarter million units.
By Jeff Berman · February 14, 2018
Commerce reports U.S. retail and food service sales for January were down 0.3% compared to December at $492 billion, but were up 3.6% compared to January 2017.
By Jeff Berman · February 8, 2018
The report reflects data and sentiments from more than 500 contract warehousing operations, nearly 400 contract customers, and 10 public warehousing operations.
By MMH Staff · February 7, 2018
President and CEO Jay Timmons to meet leading manufacturers, elected officials, parents and students while visiting manufacturing facilities across nation.
By Jeff Berman · February 6, 2018
Report details a strong 2017, zeroing in on industrial vacancy rate and rents.
By Jeff Berman · February 2, 2018
The report’s key metric, the PMI, was 59.1 in January, down 0.2% from December’s reading. This marks the 17th straight month that the PMI has grown, with the overall economy growing for the 104th consecutive month.
By MMH Staff · January 24, 2018
Businesses are expected to make their largest capital investments since 2012.
By Jeff Berman · January 12, 2018
Commerce reports December retail sales up 0.4% from November at $495.4 billion along with a 5.4% annual gain.
By Jeff Berman · January 4, 2018
The report’s key metric, known as the PMI, was 59.7 (a reading of 50 or higher indicates growth) in December, which was 1.5% ahead of November’s 58.2. This marks the 16th straight month that the PMI has grown, with the overall economy growing for the 103rd consecutive month. The December PMI is 2.1% ahead of the 12-month average of 57.6.
By MMH Staff · December 29, 2017
Older measures like productivity, quality, and service still apply, but digital transformation promises to 'change everything' about how manufacturers and retailers plan, procure and fulfill.
By MMH Staff · December 28, 2017
The industry's momentum continues to build, even as it changes shape to adapt to technology; acquisitions across technology competencies have heralded the arrival of Consolidation 2.0, while automation and cybersecurity shake up the way players throughout the supply chain do business.
By MMH Staff · December 27, 2017
Double-digit growth, in units and dollars, sets records in the areas of robotics, machine vision, motion control, and motor technology.
By MMH Staff · December 18, 2017
Award recognizes Taylor’s role in launching a groundbreaking omni-channel platform, as well as efforts to support education and advancement of women professionals.
By Jeff Berman · December 18, 2017
3PL operators and facility owners are benefiting from a rapidly rising rate of product returns, as many retailers outsource reverse logistics operations to cut costs and gain maximum efficiencies.
By MMH Staff · December 14, 2017
Nearly 1,300 readers voted in 13 categories for the best innovations in materials handling equipment.

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