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By Jeff Berman · June 1, 2015
The PMI, the ISM’s index to measure growth was up 1.3 percent compared to April at 52.8 (a PMI of 50 or greater represents growth), showing growth for the second straight month after five months of sequential declines, which had been in effect since October 2014. The current PMI is 2.1 percent below its 12-month average of 54.9.
By Jeff Berman · May 7, 2015
In certain periods of time, there tends to be trends, themes, or takeaways that are top of mind when addressing or viewing certain things. In recent months, two of the major talking points in the supply chain and logistics space have been the West Coast port labor disruption and the drop in oil prices. Those two items were featured as the “special questions related to the early months of 2015” in the Institute for Supply Management’s Spring 2015 Semiannual Economic Forecast issued earlier this week. Each question was presented to the ISM’s manufacturing and non-manufacturing member respondents.
By Jeff Berman · May 6, 2015
Growth firmly remains in the cards for both the manufacturing and non-manufacturing sectors in 2015. That was the main takeaway from the December 2014 Semiannual Economic Forecast from the Institute for Supply Management (ISM), which, in many ways, picked up where its companion Spring 2014 report published last April left off.
By Jeff Berman · May 6, 2015
Growth firmly remains in the cards for both the manufacturing and non-manufacturing sectors in 2015. That was the main takeaway from the December 2014 Semiannual Economic Forecast from the Institute for Supply Management (ISM), which, in many ways, picked up where its companion Spring 2014 report published last April left off.
By MMH Staff · May 6, 2015
The ISM Mastery Model is accessible to all supply management professionals at no cost on the ISM website.
By Bob Trebilcock · May 6, 2015
Forget cost cutting. Innovation and sustainability are the most important factors in business today. The companies that get it right can still win in a flat economy, says ISM CEO Tom Derry.
By Jeff Berman · May 5, 2015
The index ISM uses to measure non-manufacturing growth—known as the NMI—was 57.8 in April which was 1.3 percent above March and also 0.5 percent above the 12-month average of 57.3. Economic activity in the non-manufacturing sector has grown for the last 63 months, according to ISM.
By Jeff Berman · May 5, 2015
The index ISM uses to measure non-manufacturing growth—known as the NMI—was 57.8 in April which was 1.3 percent above March and also 0.5 percent above the 12-month average of 57.3. Economic activity in the non-manufacturing sector has grown for the last 63 months, according to ISM.
By Bob Trebilcock · May 5, 2015
Forget cost cutting. Innovation and sustainability are the most important factors in business today. The companies that get it right can still win in a flat economy, says ISM CEO Tom Derry.
By Jeff Berman · May 1, 2015
A mixed bag may be the most appropriate way to characterize the current state of manufacturing based on the most recent edition of the April edition of the Manufacturing Report on Business issued by the Institute for Supply Management (ISM) today.
By Jeff Berman · May 1, 2015
A mixed bag may be the most appropriate way to characterize the current state of manufacturing based on the most recent edition of the April edition of the Manufacturing Report on Business issued by the Institute for Supply Management today.
By Jeff Berman · April 6, 2015
The index ISM uses to measure non-manufacturing growth—known as the NMI—was 56.5 in March, which was 0.4 percent below March and also 0.6 percent below of the 12-month average of 57.1. Economic activity in the non-manufacturing sector has grown for the last 62 months, according to ISM.
By Jeff Berman · April 6, 2015
The index ISM uses to measure non-manufacturing growth—known as the NMI—was 56.5 in March, which was 0.4 percent below March and also 0.6 percent below of the 12-month average of 57.1. Economic activity in the non-manufacturing sector has grown for the last 62 months, according to ISM.
By Jeff Berman · April 1, 2015
The PMI, the ISM’s index to measure growth, fell 1.4 percent to 51.5 (a PMI of 50 or greater represents growth), declining for the fifth straight month since reaching 57.9 in October 2014. And it is 4 percent below the 12-month average of 55.5. The March PMI is at its lowest level since May 2013’s 50.1.
By Jeff Berman · April 1, 2015
The PMI, the ISM’s index to measure growth, fell 1.4 percent to 51.5 (a PMI of 50 or greater represents growth), declining for the fifth straight month since reaching 57.9 in October 2014. And it is 4 percent below the 12-month average of 55.5. The March PMI is at its lowest level since May 2013’s 50.1.

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