ISM

By Jeff Berman · August 3, 2017
The index ISM uses to measure non-manufacturing growth—known as the NMI—declined 3.5% to 53.9 (a reading above 50 indicates growth) in July, coming off June’s 57.4, which is its highest level since February 2015. The NMI grew for the 91st consecutive month, and the June NMI is 2% below the 12-month average of 55.9.
By Jeff Berman · August 1, 2017
While falling short of June’s pace, manufacturing output began the second half of 2017 in decent shape, according to data issued in the Institute for Supply Management’s (ISM) monthly Manufacturing Report on Business.
By Jeff Berman · August 1, 2017
While falling short of June’s pace, manufacturing output began the second half of 2017 in decent shape, according to data issued in the Institute for Supply Management’s (ISM) monthly Manufacturing Report on Business, which was released earlier today.
By Jeff Berman · July 6, 2017
The index ISM uses to measure non-manufacturing growth—known as the NMI—rose 0.5% to 57.4 in June, which is its highest level since February 2015 and growing for the 90th consecutive month. June’s NMI is 1.4% above the 12-month average of 56.0.
By Jeff Berman · July 6, 2017
The index ISM uses to measure non-manufacturing growth—known as the NMI—rose 0.5% to 57.4 in June, which is its highest level since February 2015 and growing for the 90th consecutive month. June’s NMI is 1.4% above the 12-month average of 56.0.
By Jeff Berman · July 3, 2017
The June PMI, the index used by the ISM to measure growth, rose 2.9% to 57.8 (a reading of 50 or higher indicates growth), with the PMI now having grown for ten consecutive months, with the over all economy growing for 97 consecutive months. The June PMI is at its highest level going back to August 2014’s 57.9
By Jeff Berman · July 3, 2017
The June PMI, the index used by the ISM to measure growth, rose 2.9% to 57.8 (a reading of 50 or higher indicates growth), with the PMI now having grown for ten consecutive months, with the over all economy growing for 97 consecutive months. The June PMI is at its highest level going back to August 2014’s 57.9.
By Jeff Berman · June 5, 2017
The index ISM uses to measure non-manufacturing growth—known as the NMI—was 56.9 in May, down 0.6% from April’s 57.5, which was its highest level since February 2015, while still growing for the 89th consecutive month. The May NMI is 1% higher than the 12-month average of 55.9.
By Jeff Berman · June 5, 2017
The index ISM uses to measure non-manufacturing growth—known as the NMI—was 56.9 in May, down 0.6% from April’s 57.5, which was its highest level since February 2015, while still growing for the 89th consecutive month. The May NMI is 1% higher than the 12-month average of 55.9.
By Jeff Berman · June 2, 2017
The May PMI, the index used by the ISM to measure growth, was up 0.1% to 54.9 (a reading of 50 or higher indicates growth), with the PMI now having grown for nine consecutive months.
By Jeff Berman · June 1, 2017
The May PMI is 1% above the 12-month average of 53.9 and 1.2% below the 2017 average of 56.1, with the over all economy growing for 96 consecutive months.
By Bob Trebilcock · May 30, 2017
Increasingly, supply chains are all about the data. The hard part is finding the resources and talent to put it to use.
By Jeff Berman · May 22, 2017
Sticking to major themes echoed in its previous edition in December, the May edition of the Institute for Supply Management’s (ISM) Spring 2017 Semiannual Economic Forecast is pointing to continued growth in both the manufacturing and non-manufacturing sectors.
By Jeff Berman · May 22, 2017
Sticking to major themes echoed in its previous edition in December, the May edition of the Institute for Supply Management’s (ISM) Spring 2017 Semiannual Economic Forecast is pointing to continued growth in both the manufacturing and non-manufacturing sectors.
By Jeff Berman · May 3, 2017
The index ISM uses to measure non-manufacturing growth—known as the NMI—came in at 57.5, which topped March’s 55.2 while growing for the 88th consecutive month. And the NMI is 1.9 percent above the 12-month average of 55.6 and at its highest level going back to February 2015.

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