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March 31 (Reuters) - Manufacturing activity in Japan contracted for the first time in five months, reflecting sluggish demand and a fall in output, a survey showed on Monday. The NTC Research/Nomura/JMMA Purchasing Managers Index, which gives an early snapshot of the health of manufacturing, declined to a seasonally adjusted 49.5 in March from 50.8 in February. In the PMI, compiled from a string of diffusion indexes and based on responses from more than 350 manufacturers, a reading above 50 suggests expansion, while a figure below points to a contraction. "The latest survey painted a rather bleak picture, with both output ...
He is the most successful manager in the history of Arsenal in terms of trophies and is also the club's longest-serving manager. 1 Wenger was the first non- British manager to win the Double in England, having done so in 1998 and 2002. In 2004 , he became the only manager in FA Premier League history to go through the entire season without defeat. Wenger is widely regarded as one of the world's best managers after the success he has enjoyed at AS Monaco and Arsenal . He has been dubbed the "miracle worker" by former Arsenal vice chairman David Dein , for his visionary management skills and achievements in ...
Obama Says Republicans Blocking Unemployment Benefits
President Obama called on Congress to extend critical unemployment insurance to millions of Americans looking for a job.  The U.S. Senate on Tuesday will vote on extending unemployment benefits for Americans still struggling to find work and overcome the lingering effects of the recession.  In the three previous efforts, Senate Republicans have blocked the extension of emergency relief for the unemployed. Across the country, this stonewalling has already blocked assistance to 2.5 million Americans, and hundreds of thousands more are impacted by each additional week of delay. The President also highlighted that many Republicans ... market research, surveys and trends
The story the media isn't telling: falling business confidence in ...
What was extraordinary about the latest Markit/ CIPS UK (PMI) survey was that the fall in confidence related to the upcoming Conservative budget. And so while the national media is breathlessly repeating the Tory line that our deficit is unmanageable, what they’re paying little attention to is how Tory cuts are weakening our recovery. The survey also showed that business confidence for future activity suffered its greatest monthly drop in its 14-year history . CIPS CEO David Noble said: June’s data painted a worrying picture for the UK services sector as confidence suffered a serious blow following the government’s ... market research, surveys and trends


Cost efficiency spurs packaging purchases reveals CI survey ...
Packaging equipment and material suppliers can expect to find the majority of U.S. confectionery manufacturers stockpiling their supplies within the next year. Driving this push among candymakers is the desire to make operations more cost efficient. Confectioners are not alone in their need to cut costs, but rather in step with the rest of the marketplace. "The need to reduce operating costs in the face of intensifying competition is the most compelling reason for packagers to order new machinery this year," confirms Charles Yuska, president, Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute. Perhaps the thirst to ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
Pharmacist survey says trust counts most | Drug Store News | Find ...
Unprecedented numbers of prescriptions--some 2.5 billion--were dispensed by retail pharmacy in 1996, and generic drugs accounted for nearly half that number. To take the pulse of the chain pharmacy industry regarding a variety of critical issues facing them and the generics industry, we conducted an exclusive survey of both practicing chain pharmacists and headquarter buyers and executives. Using the New York-based firm Q&A, we surveyed, by telephone, buyers and executives from the 50 highest-volume pharmacy chains in the food, mass merchandise and drug classes of trade. We also sent more than 500 questionnaires to practicing ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
Improving culture at a food manufacturing plant
Kettleby Foods in the United Kingdom engaged in a program of improvements to the culture of its organization which helped reduce overall accidents by 77 percent and RIDDORs by 83 percent over a five-year period (2003-2008). The company identified that human error and failures to follow procedures had contributed to the majority of its accidents. Despite putting many managers through the IOSH Managing Safely program, the company realized it was not utilizing the knowledge gained effectively. Approximately five years ago, Kettleby Foods started looking at various off-the-shelf behavioral safety systems, but after evaluating ... market trends, news research and surveys resources
Law Librarian Survey 2010: More Bang, Less Bucks
Each week at a large East Coast law firm, LexisNexis and Westlaw representatives come in for 90 minutes or so to answer questions and let the lawyers and staffers use their research sites for free. "Everyone comes down, bringing all the research work they know their clients won't pay for," says the firm's library director, who asked not to be identified. To her, it's a simple way to mitigate -- but not solve -- a thorny problem: Research costs are high, and neither the firm nor many of its clients want to foot the bill. The little work-around isn't exactly a trade secret. Says the library manager at another ... market trends, news research and surveys resources


And the Survey Says... This quarter's purchasing newsletter will be devoted to customer service. ... Tina Karol is a certified purchasing manager and has ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
Purchasing Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate the activities of buyers, purchasing officers, and related workers involved in purchasing materials, products, and services. Include wholesale or retail trade merchandising managers and procurement managers. National estimates for this occupation Industry profile for this occupation State profile for this occupation Metropolitan area profile for this occupation Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation: Percentile wage estimates for this occupation: Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
SCM | Purchasing Manager Survey Says...
Business people have long used survey-based reports to observe markets and aid forecasting. In this regard, reports of purchasing manager surveys, in particular, are popular because they quickly furnish both macroeconomic and specific market insights from the people serving on the front lines of business and industry. One such report is the Institute for Supply Management’s (ISM) Manufacturing Report on Business, which is based on a survey of purchasing and supply executives in over 400 industrial companies. In fact, an author in Purchasing magazine called this report “the granddaddy of them all.” The centerpiece ...
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Housing double-dip is already in the works, says economist Robert ...
I believe to get the real answer you need to talk with your local Realtor. Much of the market has been influenced by shortsales and foreclosures. However they are not the whole picture. Your local Realtor can tell you what is going on in your area...which is all you really need to know. For most of the country the sky is not falling. posted 1 month ago Design and Photography for Science and Technology | Get your free Web Design Client Workbook at my profile's SlideShare. see all my answers I think he's right on the money. Reason: Historically, in any given market, the median house price has been three times the local ...