The latest ISM Report on Business(R) was discussed with Brad Holcomb, Committee Chair at ISM that generates this information, as well as the Non-Manufacturing Report on Business(R) that was released by Tony Nieves, Committee Chair for that report. Jock O’Connell, International Trade Adviser with Beacon Economics joined the show to discuss the West coast port situation. The main stream media is just now recognizing how this issue could impact the U.S. economy, and several respondents in the Report on Business(R) have commented that the West coast port calamity is hurting their production lines, holding up raw material and sub-assembly part arrivals from Asia. The port situation has also hit retail hard and may even begin to cause layoffs on assembly lines. Learn how your business could be impacted at 1:00 p.m. EST today LIVE right here at Manufacturing Talk Radio.