Tim Fiore, committee chair for the ISM’s Manufacturing Report on Business updates hosts Lew Weiss and Tim Grady on the PMI (Purchasing Manager’s Index) number that is tallied every month, along with an in-depth analysis of new orders, production, employment, supplier deliveries, inventories, customer inventories, prices, backlog of orders, new export orders and imports.
This Week’s Top Manufacturing News Stories
It began with a conversation. The CEO sat at his wide, glass-topped desk, sipping his coffee. “We just need more sales. It’s as simple as that,” he flatly stated. “Our organization has been through multiple transformations over the years. New processes have come and gone. New marketing trends have come and gone. I’ve seen them all.” (Read More)
Norway has become the first developed country in the world where sales of electric and hybrid vehicles (a combination of electric and gas-powered engines) have overtaken conventional gas and diesel vehicles. In December 2017 alone 1,800 new Tesla vehicles were registered in Norway. This helped electric and hybrid vehicles to overtake conventional vehicles in monthly sales for the first time in history as they formed 52% of the total vehicles sold in one month. (Read More)
Those who work directly on the shop floor often come up with great ideas to improve productivity and make their jobs easier. The problem is conveying the need for these solutions to the shop’s decision makers. (Read More)
Women And Manufacturing
Join us for a candid conversation between Women And Manufacturing hosts Linda Rigano and Jennifer McNelly as they look back at Ms. McNelly’s humble beginnings and illustrious career in manufacturing. From her rural upbringing to the U.S. Department of Labor, serving on the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy’s Manufacturing Research and Development Working Group to president of The National Manufacturing Institute where she led efforts to elevate the national dialogue on manufacturing with research. Jennifer is the very definition of an accomplished woman in manufacturing and this conversation between two WAM hosts is an intimate look at her amazing past and bright future.