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Monday, 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.
Posted on 05/22 at 12:47 PM
Wednesday, May 03, 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.
Posted on 05/03 at 12:23 PM
Tuesday, May 02, 2017
The April PMI fell 2.4 percent in April to 54.8. Despite the decline, the PMI has indicated growth for the last eight consecutive months, and it is up 1.2 percent compared to the 12-month average of 53.6.
Posted on 05/02 at 07:11 AM
Monday, April 03, 2017
The March PMI, the index used by the ISM to measure growth, was 57.2 in March (a reading of 50 or higher indicates growth), down 0.5 percent from February’s 57.7, which is the highest PMI reading going back to August 2014’s 57.9.
Posted on 04/03 at 01:31 PM
Wednesday, March 01, 2017
The February PMI, the index used by the ISM to measure growth, came in a 57.7 (a reading of 50 or higher indicates growth), which was 1.7 percent ahead of January, marking the highest monthly PMI reading going back to August 2014’s 57.9.
Posted on 03/01 at 01:50 PM
Wednesday, February 01, 2017
The January PMI, the index used by the ISM to measure growth, was up 1.5 percent over December at 56.0 (a reading of 50 or higher indicates growth) and its highest reading since November 2014’s 57.6.
Thursday, January 12, 2017
Executive-level supply chain positions have gained both prominence and importance for today’s global companies. To support this trend, universities and colleges have enhanced their supply chain and logistics degree programs; organizations like APICS and the Institute for Supply Management (ISM) have expanded their certification programs; and training firms offer myriad options to help executives stay current on supply chain trends.
Thursday, December 15, 2016
A massive data collection initiative will result in new exam specifications for ISM certification programs.
Thursday, December 01, 2016
The PMI, the index used by the ISM to measure growth, was 53.2 in November, which was 1.3 percent ahead of October, while growing for the third straight month, as well as the highest level the PMI has reached, going back to February 2015’s 53.3. And the November PMI was 2.2 percent above the 12-month average of 51.0, with the over all economy growing for the 90th consecutive month.
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Thursday, November 03, 2016
The index ISM uses to measure non-manufacturing growth—known as the NMI—came in at 54.8 (a level of 50 or higher indicates growth), down 2.3 percent from September, with economic growth for the non-manufacturing sector now intact for 81 consecutive months. The October NMI is even with the 12-month average of 54.8.