Shutdown Has Little Impact on Manufacturing

The recent shutdown by the U.S. government did not appear to have an effect on domestic manufacturing activity, according to the nation’s supply executives. A leading indicator of economic growth, the Institute for Supply Management’s Purchasing Manager’s Index (PMI), increased for the fifth straight month to reach 56.4 percent.  A PMI reading above 50 percent…

ISM: Manufacturing Growth Continues

Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in October for the fifth consecutive month, and the overall economy grew for the 53rd consecutive month, say the nation’s supply executives in the latest Manufacturing ISM Report On Business®.  The report was issued  by Bradley J. Holcomb, CPSM, CPSD, chair of the Institute for Supply Management™ Manufacturing…

PRD: Where Engineering Meets Purchasing

At the beginning of every engineering project, certain items of information must be known. It is this very early stage of product development that determines what material and human resources will be required to go forward with the design and ultimately produce the final product. One of the first documents to be referenced may be…

ISM: July Indexes Surge

Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in July for the second consecutive month, and the overall economy grew for the 50th consecutive month, say the nation’s supply executives in the latest Manufacturing ISM Report On Business. The report was issued  by Bradley J. Holcomb, CPSM, CPSD, chair of the Institute for Supply Management™ Manufacturing…