Jan. 11, 2010

December 2009 PMI shows 5th straight month of manufacturing growth

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The latest Institute of Supply Management (ISM) report on manufacturing, issued last week, finds that the PMI rose for the 5th consecutive month in December 2009 to 55.9%. New orders, production and employment were up, while inventories contracted and supplier deliveries slowed. The full report can be found...

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Photo used with permission from Plimoth Plantation. This article from the Boston Globe talks about a crazy project to recreate a fancy embroidered jacket from the 1600s undertaken by Plimoth Plantation, a living colonial museum in Massachusetts. The challenges – figure out...

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My Pragmatic Marketing mug stares at me every morning with the same stark reminder: Your opinion, although interesting, is irrelevant. It’s a nice grounding statement, and more constructive than myOnion mug. But my mug delivers more than...

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Welcome to the official blog of Arena Solutions. If you haven’t heard of Arena, the quick version is this: Arena serves small and mid-size manufacturers by providing on-demand software (also known as software-as-a-service or a SaaS solution) for managing bills of materials (BOMs), the engineering change process and supplier...

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