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  • Disorders cost companies in direct and indirect costs
    Mental health in the workplace
    08/31/2015
    Maria Negron Kneib
    Mental health issues expose companies not only to legal liability but also productivity, performance, profitability and safety problems as well.
  • U.S. Trade Deficit
    U.S. Trade Deficit
    08/13/2015
    Ernie Preeg
    U.S. manufactured exports declined by 1% from 2014, imports were up by 5%, and the deficit surged by 19%, or by $48 billion, which equates to a trade-related loss of 300,000 American manufacturing...
  • Latin America Manufacturing Outlook
    Latin America Manufacturing Outlook
    07/13/2015
    Fernando Sedano
  • European Industrial Outlook
    Global Outlook:
    07/09/2015
    Cliff Waldman
    With weak non-U.S. global growth and global deflation jitters likely to persist through 2015 and at least part of 2016, the strong dollar / weak oil combination will frame world economic developments...

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Manufacturing Outlook Blog

U.S. exports of manufactures in July were $94 billion, down 4% from 2014, imports were $153 billion, up 1%, and the trade deficit soared to $59 billion, up by 11%, continuing the double digit deficit growth during the first half of the year, as analyzed in the MAPI second... read more...
Kris Bledowski, Ph.D.
In two previous blogs (here and here), I summarized my findings from a holistic comparison between the German approach (Industry 4.0) and American approach (Industrial Internet Consortium) to the internet of things (IoT). How does China fit into this?China has two projects on... read more...
The spot price of Brent crude oil reached $115 per barrel in June 2014 and then began to decline.  In March of this year, it was down to $52, a decline of 55 percent.  The price recovered somewhat, rising to $66 in early May.  With the tentative agreement with Iran concerning... read more...
It would be hard to imagine a more opportune time to give a webinar presentation to a large group of MAPI members. They have already been dealing with a raft of problems in the form of widespread global weakness, an elevated dollar, and policy uncertainty in the United States.... read more...

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Council Spotlight

  • Kris Bledowski, Ph.D.
    Director: Krzysztof Bledowski, Ph.D.
    Next Meeting:
    09/10/2015 (All day) - 09/11/2015 (All day)
    Leading Topics:

    2013 “Wall of Debt” Refinancing Wave (impact on interest rates)
    Tax Relief on Foreign Earnings Repatriation
    China and India Cyclical Analysis
    European Crisis and Impact on U.S. Manufacturing