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Tuesday, November 01, 2011
Our 2011 findings reveal that inventory turns are not improving, more DCs are closing rather than opening, and many companies are remaining cautious with equipment investment.
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
With the United States manufacturing base accounting for roughly 11 percent of Gross Domestic Product (GDP), domestic manufacturers are not only dealing with a declining base on the home front, they are also facing major disadvantages when it comes to doing business in the United States compared to global competitors.
Friday, October 14, 2011
September retail sales numbers from the United States Department of Commerce were up 1.1 percent compared to August.
Friday, October 07, 2011
The ISM’s index for measuring the sector’s overall health—known as the NMI—was 53.0 in September, down 0.3 percent from August. A reading above 50 represents growth.
Monday, October 03, 2011
Manufacturing continued its growth in September as the PMI registered 51.6%, an increase of 1 percentage point when compared to August’s reading of 50.6%.
Monday, September 26, 2011
While manufacturing has been considered a bright spot for the United States economy during of the economic downturn, recent data from consultancy Grant Thornton LLP indicates that manufacturers are losing faith in the growth prospects for the economy.
Posted on 09/26 at 10:58 AM
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Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Based on data from the United States Department of Commerce and the National Retail Federation (NRF), retail sales numbers remain in a holding pattern.
Tuesday, September 06, 2011
MHIA forecasts growth of 11.0% for 2011 and 7.0% for 2012.
Thursday, September 01, 2011
While the logistics real estate market finished 2010 on a strong note, various factors—such as high oil and gas prices, debt issues in the U.S. and abroad, the earthquake and tsunami in Japan contributed to the very real possibility that the first half of 2011 would not be as fortunate.
Posted on 09/01 at 01:10 PM
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Monday, August 22, 2011
Amid the swell of turbulence the economy is riding on, due to an incredibly shaky and unpredictable economic recovery, the downgrading of the United States credit rating and subsequent giant swings in the stock market, it is fair to say logistics professionals are concerned about the possibility of a double-dip recession rearing its ugly head.
Posted on 08/22 at 12:45 PM
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