Filed in Manufacturing
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.
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
The Manufacturing Skills Standards Council (MSSC) today launched a new credentialing module dedicated to help train and assess the nation's front-line manufacturing workforce against industry-defined national standards related to "green production."
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Students from sixteen universities gathered in Detroit in late September to explore issues pertaining to buying advanced technology components for electric vehicles, as well as to examine topics such as component and logistics costs, global procurement, sustainability and recycling.
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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Thursday, September 15, 2011
The emergence of cloud computing is having a direct and positive impact on manufacturers’ IT performance and subsequently supply chain operations, according to a report from IDC Manufacturing Insights.
Thursday, September 01, 2011
While manufacturing may be experiencing a bit of a slowdown, the overall numbers in the August edition of the Institute for Supply Management’s Manufacturing (ISM) Report on Business still point to growth.
Posted on 09/01 at 02:01 PM
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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Monday, August 15, 2011
Even though there are more questions than answers when it comes to the economy and its growth rate, data from Panjiva, an online search engine with detailed information on global suppliers and manufacturers, showed a seasonal increase in the number of United States-bound waterborne shipments.