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The Hospital PMI™ was unveiled on Friday as the third index under the ISM® Report On Business® umbrella; the composite reading of 68.9 percent indicated growth in the hospital subsector for a second straight month.
The composite reading of 58.1 percent signaled expansion, but the ISM manufacturing and services reports’ subindex data can sometimes be more revealing than the headline number, and July was one of those months.
The composite index reading of 54.2 percent signaled U.S. manufacturing sector growth for a second straight month and alleviated concerns that the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic could stifle the recovery that began in June.
A layman would likely consider a purchasing card (p-card) critical to a procurement practitioner. After all, the name of the function is in the alternate title; p-cards are also known as “procurement cards.”
March 1, 2020
It’s All in the DeliveryFor procurement professionals and organizations, success hinges on serving know-how to stakeholders and suppliers; these 10 concepts are the ingredients for successful relationships and business outcomes.
John Paparella, CPSM, CPSD
While ISM’s research indicates some procurement dynamics have stabilized amid the coronavirus, many organizations are still bracing for the worst — as the profession ponders how supply chains will look when it’s over.
Dan Zeiger, Sue Doerfler
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.
Procurement professionals must successfully manage two types of relationships — internal and external — while focusing on the company’s bottom line.
Ajith Kumar, Ph.D., MBA, Steven Miller, Michelle D. Steward, Ph.D.
When we started distance learning at my high school, I wondered about how I could help with society’s efforts to combat the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
January 1, 2020
Procurement executives are capitalizing on their skills and breadth of knowledge to advance into higher-level positions outside of the function, like COO and CFO.
March 1, 2020
Ideal for parts that can’t be produced any other way, among other uses, 3-D printing is making headway as a tool for prototyping, product development and part replacement.
Amid a challenging global business environment that puts supply management skills in high demand, the profession’s wage-growth trend continues, but
demographic gaps persist.
When OEMs experience a period of decreasing customer orders, their instincts may tell them to hunker down, cut orders, deplete inventories and put growth-oriented decisions on the back burner. What they may not consider, however, is that leveraging trusted supplier partner relationships could allow them to be opportunistic during slower periods.
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