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Talking Supply Chain Podcast: The Jackie Chan Way
March 10, 2022
On this episode, Stanley Fawcett, Michael Knemeyer and Markus Greschberger discuss what supply chain managers can learn about complexity from Jackie Chan. SCMR’s Editorial Director Bob Trebilcock hosts.
Equipment finance industry confidence remains steady in June
June 17, 2021
This month’s index is 71.3, steady with the May index of 72.1.
ELFA names top 10 equipment acquisition trends for 2021
January 25, 2021
The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association (ELFA) names top 10 equipment acquisition trends for 2021
NAM’s final manufacturing survey for 2020 finds cautious optimism
December 23, 2020
In the National Association of Manufacturers' Q4 survey, 74.2% of manufacturers responding felt positive about their own company’s outlook, up from 66% last quarter
Equipment leasing index for November shows a decline for new business volume
December 21, 2020
The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association’s (ELFA) Monthly Leasing and Finance Index shows November new business volume down 7% year-over-year, and down 21% month-to-month
Forecast for equipment leasing and software in 2021 calls for 7.8% expansion
December 16, 2020
The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation's forecast for equipment leasing and software in 2021 calls for 7.8% expansion
ELFA: 2020 forecasts positive equipment and software investment growth in Q4
October 7, 2020
GDP growth for 2020 is forecast between -3.8 and -4.8 percent, according to the Q4 update to the 2020 Equipment Leasing & Finance U.S. Economic Outlook released today by the Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation.
ELFA: Monthly Leasing and Finance Index new business down $7b in August
September 24, 2020
August new business volume down 24% year-over-year, 23% month-to-month, and 4% year-to-date
Equipment Leasing and Finance industry confidence higher in September
September 17, 2020
Overall, confidence in the equipment finance market is 56.5, an increase from the August index of 48.4.
Retail sales see August gains, especially ecommerce, show reports from Dept. of Commerce and NRF
September 16, 2020
Commerce reported that total August retail sales eked out a 0.6% increase over July and were up 2.6% annually. Non-store retail, which includes e-commerce, saw a 22.4% annual gain.
ISM Services PMI notches third straight month showing expansion
September 3, 2020
The report’s key indicator—the Services PMI (formerly the Non-Manufacturing PMI)—slipped 1.2%, to 56.9, in August (a reading of 50 or higher indicates growth is occurring). This came on the heels of a 1% gain to 58.1, in July and an 11.1% gain, to 57.1, in June, which halted a two-month stretch of declines.
ELFA: July new business volume down 3% year-over-year
August 25, 2020
The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association’s (ELFA) Monthly Leasing and Finance Index also showed volume was up 3% month-to-month from $8.9 billion in June.
Equipment Leasing and Finance Industry confidence improves in August
August 20, 2020
Overall, confidence in the equipment finance market is 48.4, an increase from the July index of 45.3.
ELFA: June down 10% year-over-year, up 33% month-to-month, down 0.5% year-to-date
July 30, 2020
New business volume data follows unchanged Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation’s Monthly Confidence Index.
ALAN issues Isaias alert, begins marshaling logistics support
July 30, 2020
ALAN continues coordinating transportation, warehousing, equipment and expertise for multiple natural disasters.