With 2014 in full swing, many are looking to the manufacturing sector for an indication of how the economy will perform this year. Sage North America recently conducted a survey of small and midsize manufacturers to find out their business outlooks and trends they expect, as well as investment priorities.
Every month, a deluge of data on manufacturing and production is released, which businesses rely on to make important decisions. However, the data from a variety of sources do not always paint the same picture, even when they are supposedly tracking the same metrics. Read more
This surge in natural gas output has significantly increased the need for specialized chemical tankers that can move product between the U.S. and Asia, where demand is strongest. Long manufacturing lead times present a challenge for shippers that is difficult to skirt around. Read more
Confidence is rising among manufacturing and logistics employees as fewer plan to hunt for new jobs, and more than half say they believe their current employer has a strong future, according to a new Randstad index survey.