Video: Forecasting the Year in Manufacturing

This video gives a short synopsis of the economic forecast for the year.

The precision machined parts industry relies heavily on various manufacturing sectors to provide growth and profitability. Having intelligence compiled by sources that understand those segments intimately, and predict where they are trending economically, can be of great help for job shops and contract manufacturers as they plan out the year.

Gardner Business Intelligence (GBI) is the research arm of Production Machining’s parent company, and has been established to gather and analyze data from the various manufacturing our publications cover, including machine tools, automotive, moldmaking, plastics, composites and more. GBI’s breadth of industry coverage in print and online makes it a well-connected entity for data acquisition within the manufacturing world.

In the March issue of PM, you'll find an in-depth article that explains what 2017 is looking like in several industries that are important to your manufacturing customers. There is also a discussion of the manufacturing cycle and a graphic that shows were manufacturing is in that cycle.

This video by Senior Economist Michael Guckes gives a short synopsis of the article’s economic forecast for the year.