Weekly Wrap Up For September 24th, 2021

 Join John W. Kennedy, CEO, NJMEP, and Aaron Ramsey, Senior Services Manager, Perdue University MEP, discuss the supply chain and all its intricacies as well as ISO implementation and what the future holds for the MEP National Network. Cass Transportation Index Report The shipments component of the Cass Freight Index® grew 12% y/y in …

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Weekly Wrap Up For September 17th, 2021

 Dr. Chris Kuehl, Managing Partner with Armada Corporate Intelligence, presents the National Association of Credit Management’s CMI (Credit Manager’s Index) Report. Ford To Halt Production In India The Covid-19 pandemic is still creating major headaches for auto manufacturers. In a drastic effort to restructure and reduce costs, Ford announced plans to drastically shift its …

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Weekly Wrap Up For September 10th, 2021

 Dr. Chris Kuehl, Managing Partner with Armada Corporate Intelligence, presents the National Association of Credit Management’s CMI (Credit Manager’s Index) Report. U.S. Economic Recovery Hits Snag in August In the past few months, the U.S. economy has been showing signs of a strong economic recovery from the initial shock caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, …

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Weekly Wrap Up For September 3rd, 2021

 In this episode of ‘Cliff Notes on the Global Manufacturing Picture’ host Cliff Waldman overviews the growing list of crises and disruptions in the global business environment. These include the delta variant, renewed terrorism threats and escalating cyber attacks. Cliff reviews recent economic and manufacturing data and then considers the manufacturing outlook in light …

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Weekly Wrap Up For August 27th, 2021

 On this episode of Manufacturing Partnerships… Making Waves: Watch as Christina Renna, President & CEO, the Chamber of Commerce of Southern New Jersey joins John W. Kennedy, CEO, NJMEP as they discuss the partnership between the MEP centers and chambers of commerce in their state and how each party can benefit from this match …

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Weekly Wrap Up For August 20th, 2021

 Norbert Ore, Senior Correspondent on Global Purchasing Manager’s Index Surveys reports that overall conditions are good globally and expectations for manufacturing are continued expansion through the balance of 2021; albeit, current inflation may not be temporary. Nissan Halts Production Due to Virus Outbreak at Chip Supplier With microchips still being hard for auto manufacturers …

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Weekly Wrap Up For August 13th, 2021

 Dr. Chris Kuehl, Managing Partner with Armada Corporate Intelligence, presents the National Association of Credit Management’s CMI (Credit Manager’s Index) Report. Hanwha Cimarron to Invest $130 Million Into New Alabama Manufacturing Plant This past Wednesday, Hanwha Cimarron LLC announced their new plans to invest $130 million into building a new manufacturing facility in Opelika, …

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Weekly Wrap Up For August 6th, 2021

 Anthony Nieves, Committee Chair for the ISM’s Services Report on Business® presents the ISM Services PMI Report. Biden Pushes for Stronger Buy American Rules to Bolster U.S. Industry There has been a continuing effort to boost American industry by encouraging consumers to opt for American-made products instead of foreign-made ones. President Biden has now …

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Weekly Wrap Up For July 30th, 2021

 Host John Kennedy, CEO of NJMEP welcomes special guest Sam Gupta, an ERP thought leader in the digital transformation space for nearly two decades to discuss digital transformation initiatives in the manufacturing, distribution, and retail industries. Rivian Planning to Expand with Second U.S. Factory As the race to keep up with electric vehicle demand …

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Weekly Wrap Up For July 23rd, 2021

 Norbert Ore, Senior Correspondent on Global Purchasing Manager’s Index surveys. SK Siltron CSS Makes $300 Million Investment into American EV Growth As demand for electric vehicles continues to ramp up, many auto manufacturers are looking to the United States for new production facilities. Along with them are companies that produce special components for EVs. …

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