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Economic Market Update

ECONOMIC MARKET ANALYSIS: What Can We Expect from 2020? One Word: Volatility

* By Jason Schenker * 2018 was a big year and optimism from 2018 carried over into the start of 2019. Then tax cut tailwinds faded against a..

December 16, 2019

Economic Impact of Material Handling

MHI recently released, in collaboration with Oxford Economics, a new report, “Handling the US Economy: The Economic Impact of the Material Handling..

December 16, 2019

ECONOMIC MARKET ANALYSIS: An Outlook With Risk

An Outlook With Risk              * By Jason Schenker, Prestige Economics * Economic risks were high going into 2019. And the outlook for 2020..

September 24, 2019

ECONOMIC MARKET ANALYSIS: Looking Back to Look Ahead

Looking Back to Look Ahead The first half of 2019 was solid. And we expect continued growth for the overall economy in the second half of the year. But growth..

June 19, 2019

ECONOMIC MARKET ANALYSIS: Risks in 2019

Putting Economic Risks in Context * By Jason Schenker * There are more risks this year than there were at this time last year—a lot more. Trade risks,..

March 27, 2019

ECONOMIC MARKET ANALYSIS: Strong Growth in 2018 Overshadowed by Downside Risks to 2019 and 2020

* By Jason Schenker, Prestige Economics * The U.S. economy and most material handling equipment manufacturers enjoyed solid growth in 2018. But the outlook for..

December 19, 2018

ECONOMIC MARKET ANALYSIS: Downside Risks to the 2019 and 2020 Outlook

Economic growth in the United States was solid in 2017 and 2018. But the outlook for 2019 and 2020 is not as strong. Trade risks present downside risks to U.S...

September 13, 2018

ECONOMIC MARKET ANALYSIS: Growth Continues, Despite a Risky First Half of 2018

* By Jason Schenker * The first half of the 2018 included a number of policy surprises that engendered significant financial market volatility. U.S. trade..

June 14, 2018

ECONOMIC MARKET ANALYSIS: Outlook Is Strong for Material Handling Industry in 2018

The outlook for the U.S. economy, global economy and material handling is strong for 2018. By Jason Schenker— Leading economic activity data, low interest..

March 23, 2018

ECONOMIC MARKET ANALYSIS: 2018 Economic Outlook

2018 Economic Outlook: Growth Expectations and Policy Risks By Jason Schenker, CMT®, CFP®, ERP®, CVA®, Prestige Economics, LLC— There are many reasons to..

December 11, 2017

This issue of MHI Solutions tackles the important topic of digital technologies in the supply chain industry, especially as it relates the transportation and logistics. Transportation plays a central role in supply chains, whether they are local or global enterprises. And just like the overall supply chain, transportation is facing a digital revolution including new solutions for tracking road, rail, sea and air freight and parcel transportation. These digital technologies are disrupting the industry, but they are also providing im-portant new solutions for transportation inefficiencies and urban logistics challenges. They are also creating new digital business models that enhance transparency and sustainability and contribute to end-to-end supply chain visibility. Like the innovations impacting supply chains, these trends are being driven by the growth of e-commerce and the consumers’ never-ending need for better, faster and cheaper. Ignoring them is done at your own peril.

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