A new report released by the American Shale & Manufacturing Partnership (ASMP) cites shale development as a potential source of U.S. manufacturing revival.  The report, “Ideas to Empower America’s Emerging Shale-Based Manufacturing Renaissance,” focuses on five core areas in particular: workforce development, federal and state processes, infrastructure, environment, and research and innovation.As noted in a GlobeNewswire press release,...
A new report from the Information Technology & Innovation Foundation challenges the notion that the manufacturing sector is experiencing industry-wide growth and momentum.  According to an article on CNBC, the report suggests that recent growth may represent only a temporary trend.This comes despite research and expert insight pointing evidence to the contrary.  As noted in the article, the latest Institute for Supply Management...
According to IBM’s new Automotive 2025 Global Study, the automotive sector is positioned for disruptive changes over the next 10 years. The “Automotive 2025: Industry Without Borders” study covers customer expectations, growth strategies, mobility requirements, ecosystem, and other topics shaping the direction of the industry. As reported in a MarketWatch article covering the study findings, the automotive industry will see greater...
According to a new report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), manufacturing job growth increased dramatically in 2014.  The data shows the manufacturing sector added an average of 16,000 jobs per month last year, against just 7,000 jobs per month in 2013. BLS data also shows the sector gained 17,000 jobs in December 2014 alone. As noted in a Manufacturing Business Technology article on the BLS findings, the U.S. saw a total...
According to a new report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), manufacturing job growth increased dramatically in 2014.  The data shows the manufacturing sector added an average of 16,000 jobs per month last year, against just 7,000 jobs per month in 2013. BLS data also shows the sector gained 17,000 jobs in December 2014 alone. As noted in a Manufacturing Business Technology article on the BLS findings, the U.S. saw a total...
A Manufacturing.net article reports U.S. orders for durable goods dropped 0.7% during the month of November. The decline was driven in large part by falling demand in the military and defense sectors, says Manufacturing.net. As noted in the article, the Commerce Department reports the decrease in durable goods marks the third decline in the past four months. “Much of the decrease came from a steep 8.1% plunge in demand for defense-related...
According to a new report from PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), the $2.8 trillion U.S. healthcare industry will undergo significant transformation in 2015. PwC’s research shows the industry will become increasingly consumer-driven as the effects of the Affordable Care Act continue to ripple through the sector. A key trend identified in the research study involves do-it-yourself healthcare: Nearly half of physicians would use data streamed from...
A new report from IDC Manufacturing Insights explores the subject of spare parts planning and service parts management for manufacturers. According to the “Business Strategy: Spare Parts Planning for Service Excellence” report, spare parts planning will play an important role in the move toward more strategic aftersales service. IDC’s research predicts savvy manufacturers will see 30% of revenue from service and service-based product...
The healthcare industry is experiencing above-average hiring growth, according to a new report from CareerCast. As noted in a RevCycle Intelligence article on the report findings, healthcare unemployment has dropped to 3.7% as 21,000 healthcare-related positions have been added each month throughout 2014. Recent research from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics confirms that healthcare hiring is on the rise.  In fact, the BLS projects...
The U.S. manufacturing industry continued its growth during the month of October, according to a recent Manufacturing.net article. Despite this growth, Manufacturing.net also notes that the automotive sector experienced declines in production for the third straight month. In October, auto production fell 1.2%, after declines of 1.9% in September and 7.2% in August. While the Federal Reserve says output at manufacturing plants rose 0.2...

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