Economy

By Jeff Berman · August 1, 2016

By MMH Staff · July 7, 2016
Findings suggest manufacturers are racing to innovate amid industry consolidation and fierce competition.
By Jeff Berman · July 1, 2016
Shipment figures marked the best ever month for May going back to 2007, as well as the highest monthly shipment level since August 2015.
By Jeff Berman · July 1, 2016
Responses to Brexit were 7% negative, 31% slightly negative, 4% slightly positive, and the remaining 58% anticipate a negligible financial impact.
By Josh Bond · June 20, 2016
Buyers’ and suppliers’ insights bring manufacturing industry trends into focus.
<p><strong>Did you return any portion of production into or closer to North America from a low-cost country for North American consumers in 2015?</strong></p> By Josh Bond · June 20, 2016
Buyers’ and suppliers’ insights bring manufacturing industry trends into focus.
By MMH Staff · June 9, 2016
Despite declines, machine vision market in North America saw growth over year-end 2015 levels; 56% of industry experts expect upward turn in the next six months.
By MMH Staff · June 9, 2016
April shipments up 2.3% when compared to April 2015 sales.
By Jeff Berman · June 8, 2016
Less than half of survey respondents -- down 20% over three years -- are optimistic about prospects for global trade.
By Jeff Berman · June 2, 2016
JLL data indicates e-commerce contributes to rising rents and low vacancy rates.
By MMH Staff · June 2, 2016
U.S. Council on Competitiveness and Deloitte validate bright outlook on American manufacturing landscape.
By MMH Staff · May 9, 2016
Shipments up 1.6% compared to March 2015 sales.
By MMH Staff · May 3, 2016
Robotics is the fastest growing industrial sector for PCs, followed by materials-handling equipment.
By Jeff Berman · May 3, 2016
The notions of “green shoots” or “cautious optimism” in gauging the current state of the economy does not specifically exhibit what is really happening, when assessing how things are actually going, it seems. That was made clear by Bob Costello, chief economist at the American Trucking Associations, at last week’s NASSTRAC (National Shippers Strategic Transportation Council) Shippers Conference and Transportation Expo in Orlando, Fla. last week.
By MMH Staff · May 2, 2016
2016 Manufacturing Report from professional services firm Sikich explores ways to address challenges and position manufacturers for long-term growth.

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