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The Economy & Manufacturing: What Do the Statistics Say?
According to this week's GDP report, the real growth rate was minimal (around 1.1%) during the first quarter. On the other hand, inflation remains high, around 5.3%. This seems to reflect stagflation. Unfortunately, business equipment spending was around -7.3%, and inventories are down. PMI (Purchasing Managers' Index), an [...]
West Coast Ports are Losing Volume: What Are the Successful Doing
Take Control of Your Manufacturing to Wrestle Volatility to the Ground
What is clear is that VUCA (volatility, uncertainty, complexity, ambiguity) is continuing in the forefront and will continue to be our "new normal". As I recently debated with the Wall Street Journal, we are in an era of non-stop disruptions. Look no further than the escalating war of Russia [...]
Chinese Spy Balloon & Much More Traversing the U.S.
Status of Healthcare Supply Chains
Since I was preparing for a meeting related to healthcare supply chains, I dug deep into the topic and thought it would be valuable to share the findings. In reviewing baby Tylenol /Motrin to adult diapers to medtech and pharmaceticals, supply chain disruptions have eased in some areas but [...]