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Economic Outlook Hinges on Inflation

Article from MHI Solutions Magazine Everything hinges on inflation The Fed has a dual mandate to keep the economy at full employment and prices low and stable. While jobs were strong in 2022, inflation has been worryingly high. At the […]

Economic, Inflation and Material Handling Outlook for 2023

A year of shifting forces The year ahead is one of significant risk but also opportunity. While backlogs of unfilled orders have been a hindrance to revenue since mid-2020, those same backlogs could help keep manufacturing and material handling activity […]

The Economy of What Lingers: Inflation, Debt and COVID

The outbreak of the COVID pandemic has created chaos over the past two years. But some of the after-effects continue to linger for the economy. High inflation, high sovereign debt levels, and endemic COVID cases and variant disruptions have remained […]

Industry Focus Q2 2021: Retail

Article from MHI Solutions Magazine One of the first casualties of the COVID-19 pandemic was in-person shopping. With mandatory shutdowns of non-essential retail and customers fearful about being in public, necessities moved to e-commerce. As the pandemic lingered, it shifted […]

Can We Conquer Semiconductor Constraints?

There’s a tough road ahead for U.S. firms trying to diversify away from Taiwan chipmakers. According to a recent article from CNBC, Asian countries produce more than 70% of global semiconductors and U.S. tech firms rely on Taiwanese contract manufactures […]

COVID-19 Impact on Global Economic Landscape

COVID-19 has put much of the global population in partial or total lockdown. The short-term effect on supply chains, consumer demand and employment rates is evident, but the long-term impact on international trade, global supply chains and the global economy remains […]

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