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China, India, and Europe Improve, But U.S. and Overall Global Manufacturing Still Struggle for Growth

In the U.S., manufacturing sector growth rates remained almost unchanged from its recent 28-month low, with a PMI of 51.5 for March, up only slightly from 51.3 in February. But a faster increase in incoming new work, and the sustained growth of new employ…
The latest global manufacturing growth figures for March show only a modest improvement in industrial performance for many countries around the world, according to researchers Mar… http://wsww.manufacturing-executive.com/blog/china-india-and-europe-improve-us-and-overall-global-manufacturing-still-struggle-growth/

Mixed Fortunes Ahead for Global Manufacturing as U.S. Growth Ends 2015 at 3-Year Low

The global manufacturing industry kicked off the new year with mixed fortunes as industrial growth figures for December show U.S. manufacturing growth sliding to a 3-year low, and both China’s and India’s industrial activity in contraction. The main brigh…
The global manufacturing industry kicked off the new year with mixed fortunes as industrial growth figures for December show U.S. manufacturing growth sliding to a 3-year low, and … http://wsww.manufacturing-executive.com/blog/mixed-fortunes-ahead-global-manufacturing-us-growth-ends-2015-3-year-low/

Developed Nations Push Global Manufacturing Growth To 7-Month High

While growth across the global manufacturing sector remained in comparatively low gear during October, some notable increases in activity in developed nations helped to push the headline JP Morgan/Markit Global Manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index (PM…
While growth across the global manufacturing sector remained in comparatively low gear during October, some notable increases in activity in developed nations helped to push the h… http://wsww.manufacturing-executive.com/blog/developed-nations-push-global-manufacturing-growth-7-month-high/

Global Manufacturing Growth At Lowest Levels Since July 2013

September wasn’t the best month for global manufacturing. While most Western nations continued to show signs of measured industrial expansion, growth rates continued to slide in many Asian countries, according to the latest monthly Manufacturing Purchasin…
Popular Discussions September wasn’t the best month for global manufacturing.  While most Western nations continued to show signs of measured industrial expansion … http://wsww.manufacturing-executive.com/discussion/global-manufacturing-growth-lowest-levels-july-2013/

Does China’s Stock Market Turmoil Leave Global Manufacturing Growth in Doubt?

We’ve all been there. You go into a meeting and by the time you come out, the world has changed. That’s what it must have been like for the gathering of senior-level Chinese officials and state industrialists at a special meeting in Beijing last Friday as…
We’ve all been there. You go into a meeting and by the time you come out, the world has changed. That’s what it must have been like for the gathering of senior-level Chinese of… http://wsww.manufacturing-executive.com/blog/does-chinas-stock-market-turmoil-leave-global-manufacturing-growth-doubt/

Chinese Manufacturing Hits 12-Month Low: U.S. Grows, But at a Slower Rate

The latest figures measuring manufacturing activity during April suggest China’s industrial sector has hit its lowest level of performance for the last year, adding further pressure on the Chinese government to find ways of boosting economic growth.
The latest figures measuring manufacturing activity during April suggest China’s industrial sector has hit its lowest level of performance for the last year, adding further pressu… http://wsww.manufacturing-executive.com/blog/chinese-manufacturing-hits-12-month-low-us-grows-slower-rate/

Global Manufacturing: U.S. Growth Cools, Russia in Trouble, But a Steady Start To 2015 Worldwide

As the global manufacturing industry enters 2015, the latest monthly industrial performance figures for January show a generally steady start to the New Year for most nations around the world, helped by input prices dropping for the first time in over two…
As the global manufacturing industry enters 2015, the latest monthly industrial performance figures for January show a generally steady start to the New Year for most nations arou… http://wsww.manufacturing-executive.com/blog/global-manufacturing-us-growth-cools-russia-trouble-steady-start-2015-worldwide/

Global Manufacturing: U.S. Shows Strong November Growth; But Europe At A Standstill and China Dips

Business conditions continued to spur U.S. manufacturing last month but there are warnings that slower export orders, which fell for the first time since January, may be a worrying factor for the future. By contrast, China’s November data signalled a furt…
Popular Discussions Business conditions continued to spur U.S. manufacturing last month, but at a more mellow rate than the rest of the year. The latest Purchasing Managers Inde… http://wsww.manufacturing-executive.com/discussion/global-manufacturing-us-shows-strong-november-growth-europe-standstill-and-china-dips/

Global Manufacturing Shows Continued Growth In October

Global manufacturing continued to grow last month as the worldwide Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) remained steady at 52.2 in October, unchanged from September, according to the latest figures from JP Morgan and industry researchers Markit. The global ma…
Popular Discussions Global manufacturing continued to grow last month as the worldwide Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) remained steady at 52.2 in October, unchanged from Septemb… http://wsww.manufacturing-executive.com/discussion/global-manufacturing-shows-continued-growth-october/

U.S. Manufacturing Jobs Hit Two-and-a-Half Year High in September, But Europe Stalls

The latest growth figures for global manufacturing showed a worrying slowdown of activity across the European region last month – especially in Europe’s manufacturing powerhouse in Germany. The U.S. meanwhile, continued to show strong expansion across the…
Popular Discussions The latest growth figures for global manufacturing showed a worrying slowdown in industrial activity across the European region last month – especially… http://wsww.manufacturing-executive.com/discussion/us-manufacturing-jobs-hit-two-and-half-year-high-september-europe-stalls/

Can "Make in India" Make a Global Difference?

At the end of last week, around 500 of India’s industrial elite gathered in Delhi to hear the country’s recently-elected Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, formally launch a new national campaign called “Make in India”. The campaign is designed to both attrac…
At the end of last week, around 500 of India’s industrial elite gathered in Delhi to hear the country’s recently-elected Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, formally launch a new natio… http://wsww.manufacturing-executive.com/blog/can-make-india-make-global-difference/

U.S. Manufacturing Grows at Fastest Rate in Four Years

The latest industry figures for the month of August show the U.S. manufacturing industry raging ahead and expanding at its fastest rate in many years. That will come as welcome news to American industrialists, politicians and workers alike.
The latest industry figures for the month of August show the U.S. manufacturing industry raging ahead and expanding at its fastest rate in many years. According to global indus… http://wsww.manufacturing-executive.com/blog/us-manufacturing-grows-fastest-rate-four-years/

Supply Chain Risk At Its Lowest Level For 18 Months: But It May Not Last.

According to the latest study from the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS) in the U.K and Dun & Bradstreet, the level of risk in global manufacturing supply chains in Q2 of this year hit its lowest level for 18 months, after decreasing for…
Popular Discussions According to the latest study from the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS) in the U.K. and Dun & Bradstreet, the level of risk in global … http://wsww.manufacturing-executive.com/discussion/supply-chain-risk-its-lowest-level-18-months-it-may-not-last/

Global Manufacturing Competitiveness: Time To Redraw The World Map

If you still think the world is split into traditional high-cost production locations in the developed economies of the West, and low-cost locations in the emerging economies of the East, it may be time to think again.
Popular Discussions If you still think the world is split into traditional high-cost production locations in the developed economies of the West, and low-cost locations in the e… http://wsww.manufacturing-executive.com/discussion/global-manufacturing-competitiveness-time-redraw-world-map/

Global Manufacturing Hits 4-Month High in June: U.S. and U.K. Shine Brightest

Impressive growth figures for the global manufacturing sector during June were released today. The final manufacturing Purchasing Manager’s Index (PMI) rankings for last month, revealed by industry analysts Markit this morning, show many of the world’s ma…
Popular Discussions Impressive growth figures for the global manufacturing sector during June were released today. The final manufacturing Purchasing Manager’s Index (PMI) ranki… http://wsww.manufacturing-executive.com/discussion/global-manufacturing-hits-4-month-high-june-us-and-uk-shine-brightest/

U.S. Manufacturing To Hit 4-Year High in June: China and Japan Return to Growth

The latest interim figures for manufacturing sector growth in June suggest the U.S. is on track for its best performance in 4 years, according to industry analysts Markit.
Popular Discussions The latest interim figures for manufacturing sector growth in June suggest the U.S. is on track for its best performance in 4 years, according to industry an… http://wsww.manufacturing-executive.com/discussion/us-manufacturing-hit-4-year-high-june-china-and-japan-return-growth/

Global Manufacturing: U.S., Europe, U.K. Bright in April, But Japan Dulls Global Growth

Global manufacturing continued to show positive growth around the world last month, especially in the U.S., Europe, and the U.K. However the introduction of higher sales taxes in Japan during April has had a detrimental local impact and dragged down overa…
Global manufacturing continued to show positive growth around the world last month, especially in the U.S., Europe, and the U.K. However, the introduction of higher sales taxes in… http://wsww.manufacturing-executive.com/blog/global-manufacturing-us-europe-uk-bright-april-japan-dulls-global-growth/

GSK, Novartis, Eli Lilly Deals Shake Up Global Pharma Sector

In a complex set of deals, drug giants GSK of the UK and Novartis in Switzerland have agreed to a multi-billion dollar exchange of assets to help reshape their businesses. In a separate deal, Novartis has also agreed to sell its animal health division to …
Popular Discussions In a complex set of deals, drug giants GSK of the UK and Novartis in Switzerland have agreed to a multi-billion dollar exchange of assets to help reshape the… http://wsww.manufacturing-executive.com/discussion/gsk-novartis-eli-lilly-deals-shake-global-pharma-sector/

Is Next-Shoring A More Realistic View of Global Manufacturing?

For all the current bluster we now hear about reshoring and “bringing manufacturing home”, perhaps this much-publicized trend is temporary at best. The bigger picture, in which localization, proximity, innovation, skills, and digital technologies dominate…
For some time now, we have been tracking a fundamental shift in the way global manufacturers redefine their supply chains and rethink their production footprints around the world … http://wsww.manufacturing-executive.com/blog/next-shoring-more-realistic-view-global-manufacturing/

Global Manufacturing Growth Continues Into 2014 Despite U.S. Jitters

While manufacturing growth dipped in some nations during January, including the U.S., overall global industrial expansion remained strong for the start of 2014.
Popular Discussions While manufacturing growth dipped in some nations during January, including the U.S., overall global industrial expansion remained strong for the start of 20… http://wsww.manufacturing-executive.com/discussion/global-manufacturing-growth-continues-2014-despite-us-jitters/

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