Tariffs Raise ‘Red Flag’ on Component Supply Risks

Electronics executives and industry experts are all over the map regarding the impact of U.S. and China tariffs on component supplies, OCMs, distributors and their customers. One thing is crystal clear – tariffs, or “taxes,” in one form or another are going to be passed on to buyers. Research and investment firm Morgan Stanley projects…

ISM: Manufacturing Growth Slows in April

(Tempe, Arizona) — Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in April, and the overall economy grew for the 108th consecutive month, say the nation’s supply executives in the latest Manufacturing ISM® Report On Business®. The report was issued today by Timothy R. Fiore, CPSM, C.P.M., Chair of the Institute for Supply Management® (ISM®) Manufacturing…

ISM Rolls Out New Courses for CPSM Program

Attention, supply management professionals and executives: If you’re serious about advancing your career or helping your team to excel, it’s time to seize the opportunity. The Certified Professional in Supply Management® (CPSM®) program from the Institute for Supply Management®(ISM®) is the gold standard for supply management expertise, achievement and success in the “real world”. CPSM® program requirements…

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U.S. Manufacturing: Up, Up and Away

The U.S. manufacturing industry in February expanded at its fastest pace since 2014, according to the Institute for Supply Management (ISM). The ISM’s leading businesses index, the PMI, increased 1.7 percent in February to 57.7 — its sixth consecutive month of growth. New orders played a significant role for the period, increasing by 4.7 percentage…