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Tuesday, November 05, 2013
Research cites supply chain visibility as a key contributor to growth.
Tuesday, October 29, 2013
Commerce reported that September retail sales at $425.9 billion were down 0.1 percent compared to August and up 3.2 percent compared to September 2012, and the NRF eported that September retail sales, which exclude autos, gas stations, and restaurants, were up 0.6 percent on a seasonally-adjusted basis from August and were up 3.8 percent on an unadjusted basis annually.
A focus on growth, regardless of its pace, was a key underlying theme in the results of the 20th Annual Survey of Third-Party Logistics CEOs, which was released last week in conjunction with the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) Annual Conference in Denver.
Friday, October 25, 2013
PwC Manufacturing Barometer report illustrates the confidence and caution in manufacturers' hiring and investment plans.
Thursday, October 24, 2013
2013 update shows no sign of abatement; MAPI’s Gold: ‘Inefficient system is a drag on manufacturing growth.'
Posted on 10/24 at 08:03 AM
Tuesday, October 22, 2013
"Circus" in U.S. congress viewed as holding back investment in equipment among small businesses.
Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Grant Thornton global survey finds optimism surrounding revenues, profits and employment.
Thursday, October 10, 2013
Composite Index jumps to 66 from 58 -- highest in seven quarters and third consecutive advance; senior financial executives surveyed on interest rates and tapering.
Posted on 10/10 at 12:00 PM
Wednesday, October 09, 2013
Slow first half of 2013 to be followed by modest improvement in second half, for overall forecast of 3.3% growth.
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Tuesday, October 01, 2013
The PMI, the index used by the ISM to measure manufacturing activity, hit 56.2 in September, which was 0.5 percent of August and now represents the highest level for the index in 2013. And it is above the 12-month average of 52.4 by 3.8 percent and has been over 50 in nine of the last ten months.