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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.
Monday, January 30, 2017
After a disappointing 2016 in automation sales, declining revenues for many equipment suppliers and investment uncertainties in numerous end markets, vendors in industrial automation are hoping for a brighter 2017, contend manufacturing technology analysts.
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.
Wednesday, July 06, 2016
It is great to be working with other Universities on revitalizing manufacturing through reshoring and by introducing new ideas and technologies.
Posted on 07/06 at 03:16 PM
Tuesday, June 28, 2016
The MAPI Foundations – the research affiliate of Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation - notes that supply chain pressures are becoming a transforming influence behind automation.
Monday, June 13, 2016
The MAPI Foundation - the research affiliate of Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation - notes that supply chain pressures are becoming a transforming influence behind automation.
A new report from the MAPI Foundation indicates that despite the economic slowdown in the industrial sector over the past year, the incidence of actual and planned automation investment is very high in American manufacturing.
Thursday, June 02, 2016
Manufacturers in the food and beverage market work feverishly to meet consumer demands — often through new product launches and acquisitions.
Wednesday, June 01, 2016
The PMI, the index used by the ISM to measure growth, was 51.3 (a reading of 50 or higher indicates growth) in May, representing a 0.5 percent gain over April. From October through February, the PMI had seen sub-50 readings, with October marking the first month that the PMI was below 50 since November 2012.
Posted on 06/01 at 03:45 PM
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Tuesday, 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.