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U.S. manufacturers and their supply chains are performing yeoman work under existing conditions and limitations, as the ISM® Report On Business® has documented for months. The Manufacturing PMI® of 59.5 percent indicated growth in U.S. factory activity for a 14th straight month.
Heavy-duty fleet organizations face persisting difficulties in the retention and recruitment of drivers, a situation exacerbated by the severe need for drivers in the shipment of goods, food, medicines and COVID-19 vaccines throughout the country.
Inflation, cost and global and national economies have been hot topics for supply managers and their companies, as prices for inputs and shipping increase amid continuing supply impacts of the coronavirus pandemic.
Commodity prices are increasing across categories and industries. There are inflationary signals across the economy, and the list of potential drivers is long. Several factors are creating inflationary pressure.
The ISM® Report On Business®, Manufacturing and Non-Manufacturing, are two of the most reliable economic indicators available, providing guidance to supply management professionals, economists, analysts, and government and business leaders.
fter graduating with a major in industrial engineering at University of Pittsburgh, Kylie Mazurek, CPSM, was hired into a procurement role managing natural gas and electricity spend at United States Steel Corporation (U.S. Steel) in Pittsburgh.
The shortage issue’s roots extend to long-standing just-in-time (JIT) manufacturing models, as well as the increasingly greater use of connected devices, products and components dependent on chips and integrated circuits.
Cash flow from operations (CFFO) is a measurement that has increased in importance at many procurement organizations, due in part by the coronavirus (COVID-19). As the pandemic restricted businesses and slowed supply chains, cash flow became a critical issue for many companies — and especially suppliers.
Strategic management of a five-element framework can help the function, already a critical business partner, become even more valuable — just when it’s needed the most.
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