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Institute For Supply Management

By Tom Derry · December 15, 2016
A massive data collection initiative will result in new exam specifications for ISM certification programs.
By MMH Staff · June 2, 2016
U.S. Council on Competitiveness and Deloitte validate bright outlook on American manufacturing landscape.
By Jeff Berman · May 31, 2016
One of the many interesting facets of the Semiannual Economic Forecast issued by the Institute for Supply Management (ISM) is its “special questions” segment featured at the end of the report.
By MMH Staff · May 19, 2016
Six students from around the United States also selected for another top supply management award.
By Jeff Berman · March 3, 2016
The index ISM uses to measure non-manufacturing growth—known as the NMI—was 53.4 in February (a level of 50 or higher indicates growth), which was 0.1 percent off from January, with economic activity in the non-manufacturing sector growing for the 73rd consecutive month. The February PMI is 3.2 percent below the 12-month average of 56.6.
By Jeff Berman · March 1, 2016
In its Manufacturing Report on Business, ISM said that the PMI, its index to measure growth, was 49.5 in February (a reading of 50 or higher indicates growth), topping January by 1.3 percent and sub-50 for the fifth month in a row.
By Bob Trebilcock · January 11, 2016
Over the next five to ten years, a record number of people will leave the workforce—and taking with them years of wisdom and experience that is not easily replaced. If you’re not worried about the impact of that much talent walking out the door, you should be.
<p>Organizations are demanding a broader range of skills from their supply management teams than ever, says ISM’s Jim Barnes</p> By Jim Barnes · January 11, 2016
As more of corporate outside spend is wrapped up in the supply chain, organizations are demanding proficiency in a broader range of business skills from their purchasing staff at every level.
By Jeff Berman · December 9, 2015
The December 2015 Semiannual Economic Forecast issued yesterday by the Institute for Supply Management (ISM) took on two items that have been prevalent in addressing current trends in the form of: sharply lower oil prices the strength of the U.S. dollar.
By Jeff Berman · August 3, 2015
The PMI, the ISM’s index to measure growth fell 0.8 percent to 52.7 (a PMI of 50 or greater represents growth). PMI growth has been at 50 or higher for 31 straight months (with the overall economy growing for 74 months), and the current PMI is 1.7 percent below the 12-month average of 54.4.
<p>If you don’t have metrics, you can’t expect to make any change, says author Jim Barnes.</p> By Jim Barnes, ISM Services Managing Director · July 14, 2015
Metrics aren’t just a measurement tool. The right metrics enable supply management professionals to drive positive changes in their company that can also create alignment between competing objectives.
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 · 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.
<p>The ThomasNet/ISM 30 Under 30 Supply Chain Stars honors the industry’s up and comers.</p> By Bob Trebilcock · May 6, 2015
Initiative designed to acknowledge the industry best and brightest while attracting new talent prepares to head into its third year.
By Jeff Berman · May 6, 2015
Growth firmly remains in the cards for both the manufacturing and non-manufacturing sectors in 2015

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