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Economic Market Update

The Outlook for the Economy, Material Handling and the Election

Hold on to your hats, because 2017 is likely to be a bumpy ride because of slowing global growth, Brexit fallout, oil and gas credit risks and election..

September 16, 2016

Uncertainty and Downside Risks to Growth for Material Handling

There have been three red f lags highlighting downside risks to growth and the U.S. economy for the better part of a year: manufacturing, energy and finance...

June 14, 2016

Economic Market Analysis: Slowdown in U.S. Manufacturing, Material Handling, and the U.S. Economy

The outlook for U.S. economic growth and material handling for 2016 and 2017 has softened sharply in recent quarters. U.S. manufacturing activity fell to..

March 18, 2016

2016 Outlook: Challenges Ahead for U.S. Manufacturing, Material Handling and Growth

The outlook for U.S. economic growth in 2016 and 2017 softened in the second half of 2015, as forward-looking manufacturing and material handling data..

December 22, 2015

Initial 2016 Outlook: U.S. Growth to Continue as Global Growth Improves

The economic climate for the balance of 2015 and 2016 is likely to be characterized by solid U.S. economic growth, an improving global economy, modestly rising..

September 21, 2015

Mid-year Outlook: U.S. Growth Continues to be Modestly Positive, as Global Growth Improves

The second half of 2015 is likely to be characterized by a solid U.S. economy, an improving global economy, modestly increasing commodity prices and continued..

June 18, 2015

U.S. Growth to Remain Positive in 2015, While Risks to Growth in Europe and China Remain

Our economic expectations have not changed in the past quarter; we still expect solid U.S. economic growth in 2015. This growth is likely to be accompanied by..

March 17, 2015

U.S. Growth to Remain Modestly Positive in 2015, While Growth in Europe and China Face Some Challenges

Since 2010, the global economy has been experiencing modest growth, and we expect the same in 2015. In fact, we encourage firms to consider that 2015 could..

January 2, 2015

The Outlook is Positive for Global and U.S. Economic Growth

We often describe the global economy as a supply chain. Generally speaking, the United States and Europe are key consuming economies at the most downstream..

September 23, 2014

Manufacturing Forecast: Partly to Mostly Sunny

“Polar vortex” was the trending term this past winter. But even as the meteorological catch phrase burned up the Twitter feeds, its frigid weather..

June 19, 2014

There is no silver bullet to building a workforce that can thrive in this new digital environment. It takes leadership, collaboration, innovative talent sourcing, continuous training and improvement. This issue of MHI Solutions focuses on this important topic from the technologies driving changing skill sets to industry-academia collaboration to how to hire, retain and develop the digital supply chain workforce.

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