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The Fed noted that the job market, the housing industry, and consumer spending are all improving. At the same time, it made clear it wants to see further economic gains and higher inflation before raising rates from record lows.
The UPS Industrial Buying Dynamics study revealed buyers are increasingly willing to purchase outside of their existing supply base, identifying four significant forces impacting how relationships between industrial distributors and customers are being redefined.
Transportation and electrical equipment accounted for most of the reshored U.S. jobs over the last five years, according to a report from the Reshoring Initiative.
A decline in refining oil caused U.S. factory output to slip in May, overshadowing solid gains by automakers.
SKF Bearings estimates that the global rolling bearing market size in 2014 reached almost $40 billion. However, as the bearing market increases, so do the number of counterfeit bearing operations.
On Friday the U.S. Labor Department reported the producer price index spiked 0.5 percent, the largest one-month increase since September 2012.
HD Supply's big Q1 came despite losing 180 branch days due to weather, while the company's Construction & Industrial segment looks to stay hot. Meanwhile, CEO Joe DeAngelo isn't worried about Amazon Business.
April's cutting tool consumption was down nearly 8 percent from March, and down from last year, though year-to-date consumption is still ahead of 2014's.
While falling energy prices, a strong dollar, high inventory levels and muted consumer confidence led to the reduced 2015 forecast, MAPI says the market will better absorb those factors in 2016.
U.S. wholesalers boosted their stockpiles in April by the largest amount since January, while their sales surged at the fastest pace in 13 months.
Future plans were unveiled during IDC's recent Product Forum in Indianapolis, where new supplier programs and a new eCommerce software platform were viewed among 300 IDC distributors and suppliers.
The president of The Association for Manufacturing Technology attributes the decline to a strong dollar hurting exports, and low energy prices curbing spending in that industry.
Five of Industrial Distribution's Big 50 companies crack Fortune's top 500 largest corporations, while a trio of others are in the top 1,000. See also where many other well-known industrial manufacturers, electrical distributors, and service providers rank.
Industrial Distribution sat down with Prentis Wilson, VP, Amazon Business, and Petra Schindler-Carter, Director and GM, Amazon Business Marketplace, for an exclusive interview on how AmazonSupply morphed into a brand new marketplace for B2B buyers and sellers.
The economy hit a soft-patch in the winter with the overall economy, but economists believe growth and productivity is rebounding. Still, productivity has been weaker in recent years and economists are split on the reasons why.
The Institute of Supply Management's chairman says that things are looking up with 14 of the 18 manufacturing industries reporting May growth, the West Coast port issue now behind us, and people overseas getting used to the higher dollar.
On a positive front, demand for oil and natural gas field machinery increased slightly in April, while the dollar has also steadied itself against the Euro, rising slightly since March.
Economists had predicted with the West Coast ports backlog processed, the deficit would shrink in April to more normal levels.
Fastenal's May sales were down 6 percent compared to April's, though the company has added more than 1,000 full-time sales personnel so far this year.
ID contributing editor Jack Keough discusses Amazon Business' swift integration of AmazonSupply and what changes it brings. Keough also answers the question of 'how successful was AmazonSupply?'
The pickup in factory activity suggests the economy is improving modestly after a sluggish start to the year. Still, growth remains slow, held back by a range of factors.
The revised figure, even weaker than the government's initial estimate of a 0.2 percent growth rate, reflects a bigger trade gap and slower consumer spending.
How many industrial distributors are adding or reducing staff, and in which areas? Find out here, as well as how well distributors rate themselves in terms of recruiting.
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