Industrial Production Growing, Manufacturing Inching Along

MishTalk

The Fed G17 report shows Industrial Production is up 0.4% Mining is once again the highlight of an otherwise soft industrial production report. percent for a third straight sharp increase, mining pulled industrial production up 0.4

The product management talent dilemma

McKinsey

Despite product managers’ central roles in software organizations, they are often neglected from a talent-management perspective. Four levers can address this industry-wide challenge. High Tech Insights

Tech-enabled disruption of products and services: The new battleground for industrial companies

McKinsey

Industrial companies are finding that technology is an important link in the value chain for innovation and product development. The transformation is challenging, but there are ways to getting it started. Digital Insights

Industrial Production Declines Again, Down Eighth Time in Nine Months

MishTalk

Industrial production declined for the eighth time in nine month, by 0.2%, pretty much in line with Econoday Consensus estimates. Industrial production continues to sink, down 0.2 Motor vehicle production, which swung up and down through the summer, settled in with a 0.2

Strategy in the face of disruption: A way forward for the North American building-products industry

McKinsey

Disruptive technologies, product innovation, and digitization will transform the building-products industry. Incumbents can protect themselves by transforming their thinking—and their businesses. Insights on Private Equity & Principal Investors

The end of ownership for fashion products?

McKinsey

Business models capitalizing on preowned, refurbished, or rented products have hit the fashion market. The industry needs to pay attention as these models continue to evolve. Retail Insights

Sprinting to Value in Industry 4.0

BCG

To improve performance and gain a competitive edge, manufacturers must adopt the new digital industrial technologies that are collectively known as Industry 4.0. The value created by Industry 4.0 The race is on to adopt Industry 4.0. Focus Thursday, December 08, 2016.

Product Market Expansion Matrix

Tom Spencer

The product-market expansion matrix may prove useful in the consulting case interview and is relevant when considering growth strategies. Market penetration can be pursued through a combination of initiatives relating to pricing, product, placement and promotion (see “ Four P’s Framework ”).

Improving construction productivity

McKinsey

McKinsey research finds seven levers can fix construction’s productivity problem, but they require a new approach from all players. We heard from industry leaders about which barriers to change are most likely to fall first. Our Insights

Industrial Production Jumps 0.6%; Has Manufacturing Turned?

MishTalk

Industrial production jumped 0.6% in June vs. an Econoday consensus of +0.4%. Is this a turn or just more volatility? … Continue reading → Economics

Industrial Production Disappoints Again; Gaming the Effect on GDP Estimates

MishTalk

Industrial production rose 0.1% However, the Fed revised August production and August Manufacturing from -0.4% to -0.5%, effectively negating the meager rise in total production. in September vs. a Bloomberg Econoday Consensus of +0.2%. Manufacturing rose 0.2% vs. a consensus of 0.1%. more…). Economics

Industrial Production Flat, Manufacturing Jumps: Another Weather-Related Phenomenon?

MishTalk

Today’s industrial production report, for February, shows weak headline numbers. Is this yet another weather-related industrial production report? Manufacturing, however, shows strength. more…). Economics

Unexpectedly Weak Industrial Production Report Released Unexpectedly Early

MishTalk

The Fed accidentally released its Industrial Production report a half hour early today. IP was 0.2% with an Econoday consensus o 0.3. Manufacturing was a disaster, down 0.1% vs an Econoday consensus of +0.2%. more…). Economics

Industrial Production Declines 7th Time in 10 Months; Just Manufacturing?

MishTalk

Industrial production continues to put on a spectacular show in a negative sense. The index of industrial production is down … Continue reading → Economics

Industrial Production Numbers and Revisions Shockingly Bad; Autos Have Peaked

MishTalk

Not only was December industrial production an awful -0.4%, November was revised lower from -0.6% The Econoday Consensus Estimates for industrial production and manufacturing were -0.2% Looking at the annualized rate for the fourth quarter, industrial production fell 3.4

Industrial Production Jumps on Surge in Auto Production; Revisions and Seasonal Adjustments in Play

MishTalk

Industrial Production Jumps Industrial production numbers for July, released today, beat the Bloomberg Consensus Estimate of 0.4% However, June industrial production was revised lower by 0.2 percent surge in motor vehicle production gave a very significant lift to industrial production which rose 0.6 The rise in production drove capacity utilization up 3 tenths to 78.0 percent, while mining production rose 0.2

How industry can move toward a low-carbon future

McKinsey

Cutting industry’s carbon emissions will require significant investment and coordinated effort among businesses, governments, and other stakeholders. Insights on Sustainability & Resource Productivity

Industrial Production, Down 5th Month, Weaker Than Economist Expectations

MishTalk

Industrial production came in at -0.3%, down for the fifth consecutive month below the Bloomberg Consensus Estimate. Industrial production is stalling, down 0.3 The industrial economy remains flat and is holding down what is supposed to be the economy's springtime bounce. percent in April for a 5th straight monthly contraction. Factories are cutting back with capacity utilization down 4 tenths to 78.2 percent.

How the paper and forest-products industry thrives in the digital age

McKinsey

Digitization hasn’t spelled the end of paper and forest products, but it is requiring that leaders think differently about growth opportunities. Our Insights

Industrial Production Dives 0.9 Percent: Economists Expected a Gain

MishTalk

As with retail sales, economists seemed to have forgotten there was a hurricane. Either that or Econoday is doing another brilliant job of blaming general weakness on Harvey. more…). Economics

Creating the Industrial Ecosystem

McKinsey

The day before the main event I was included in the Industry Analysts visit to the Siemens Technology Center, at Neuperlach in Munich. Siemens is in some highly competitive industrial markets. Getting the balance right is crucial for all Industrial digitally aware organizations.

No Rebound in Manufacturing: "Surprisingly Weak" Industrial Production Numbers; How Long Can Auto Sales Hold Up?

MishTalk

Following the rebound in consumer spending (heavily weighted to subprime auto sales), economists expected a rebound in Industrial Production. All the main numbers in today's industrial production report are below low-end forecasts with the headline at minus 0.2

How the oil and gas industry can improve capital-project performance

McKinsey

Management practices and digital technologies used by other industries can help oil and gas companies boost capital-project productivity. Oil & Gas Insights

Where the life insurance industry can go from here

McKinsey

Our annual life insurance and annuities review finds that the industry is poised for growth but will need to improve its capacity for bold resource allocation and productivity improvement. Insights on Financial Services

Passion Versus Profession – Are Management Consulting and Music Production Really That Different?

Tom Spencer

It is also important to involve multiple people in the production process – most songs you hear on the radio have different people responsible for composition, performance, mixing, and mastering, which helps to spot mistakes and prevent what I call “creative bubbles” – when you get so used to thinking about a certain concept that you stop being open to other ideas. Management Consulting client-specific issues creative bubbles industry recipes music production perspective

Industrial Production Far Worse Than First Glance Look: No, It’s Not the Weather

MishTalk

Industrial production had another weak month. October came in at 0.0% and September was revised from +0.1% to -0.2%. The Fed blames the weather. Bloomberg Econoday says the headline number isn’t as bad as it looks. I suggest the numbers are far worse than they look at first glance, and the weather has nothing to do with it. more…). Economics

Retail Sales Rise Thanks to Autos; Industrial Production Sinks Thanks to Autos; Last Hurrah for Autos?

MishTalk

An interesting divergence in auto production and sales came out in separate reports today. Industrial Production Sinks Thanks to Autos The Bloomberg Consensus Estimate for Industrial Production was -0.2%, in a range of -0.7% Total industrial production is up only 0.9

Productivity, Robots, China, Growth

MishTalk

You are more productive than ever. Congratulations. Just don''t expect to be paid more for it. In reality, some machine is doing all that for you.

Industrial Production Declines, November and December Revised Lower; String of Unexpected Events Continues

MishTalk

This morning the Fed reported Industrial production declined. Industrial production decreased 0.3 percent, partly because of the severe weather that curtailed production in some regions of the country. Paper Products down 1.0%

Carol Wingard, Global Co-Head of the Industrials Practice and Managing Director at L.E.K. Consulting

The Source

the Head of the firm’s industrials sector in the Americas, and Co-Head of its global industrials sector—is no exception. It’s a career that has spanned two continents and which has resulted in Wingard becoming one of the key players in the male-dominated world of industrial products.

Industrial Production Jumps Due to Weather: Good News Stops There

MishTalk

It commonplace to blame the weather for sub-par economic performance, but it’s rare to see reports give weather its due when when things look good. Today, the latter happened. more…). Economics

The offshore-wind industry’s moment of reckoning

McKinsey

Insights on Sustainability & Resource ProductivityThe days of stable and relatively high revenues are ending for Europe’s offshore-wind developers, owners, and operators. Making money on tomorrow’s low-price projects will require a new degree of discipline.

7 Traits of Super-Productive People

Harvard Business

Is there someone on your team who seems unusually productive? Super-productive people are in every industry. The most productive software developers write nine times more usable code per day than the average developer, according to research by Michael Mankins. We collected data on over 7,000 people who were rated by their manager on their level of their productivity and 48 specific behaviors. The most productive people are great problem-solvers.

Productivity Tips for People Who Hate Productivity Tips

Harvard Business

” “I know what I should do to be more productive, but I just don’t do it.” Many have read articles and books — and have even been trained in productivity methods — but still find staying focused to be an uphill battle. Assuming that others’ preferred productivity strategies should work for you can yield frustration and a sense of defeat. Productivity Digital Article

Industrial Production Unexpectedly Declines Again: Don't Worry, It's the Weather and Mining

MishTalk

decline in Industrial Production deceptive. In a deceptive headline, industrial production fell 0.2 Motor vehicle production, a center of strength all year for the manufacturing sector, jumped 0.7 High-tech industries, where production has been flat all year, also rose 0.7 Spending this year on capital goods, held down by weak foreign demand, has also been flat, though production of business equipment did rise a respectable 0.2

Empire State Manufacturing: New Orders Negative 4th Time in 5 Months; Slight Bounce in Industrial Production

MishTalk

Slight Bounce in Industrial Production Following unexpected negative numbers in April and May, an Industrial Production bounce in June came pretty much in line with Economist's Expectations. percent rise in June industrial production looks respectable but still overstates strength. Motor vehicle production is very weak in the June report, down 3.7 percent rise for hi-tech production, a 0.7 A couple of new economic reports were out today.

Philly Fed Misses Expectations; Industrial Production Unchanged; Manufacturing Declines; Treasury Yields Soar Anyway

MishTalk

Industrial Production Unchanged. Manufacturing in the Philadelphia region may be up, but overall manufacturing is negative while industrial production is unchanged for July. Industrial production in the U.S. Industrial Production Percent Change From Year Ago.

Industrial Production Declines Most in 3.5 Years, Down Eighth Time in Ten Months

MishTalk

Industrial production shocked to the downside this morning with a drop of 0.6%, the most in 3.5 November was another weak month for the industrial economy, in part reflecting unusually warm temperatures that are driving down utility output.

Kim Ramko, Principal, Southeast Health and Life Sciences Industry Leader at EY

The Source

Ramko has come a long way: Her first stop after university was Kimberly-Clark—a consumer products company—where she put her degree in computer information systems to use as a programmer and analyst: “I am an IT geek,” she reveals, “and proudly so.”. It’s July 3rd 2017.

How to stay productive when facing a deadline

Tom Spencer

Most of us work pretty hard to ensure an even schedule throughout the working week: five or more days of calm, measured – if industriousproductivity.