Coronavirus/Covid-19 Information & Updates for Manufacturers

NYS Manufacturing Growing, Optimism Slowing

New York State manufacturing activity grew “strongly” according to the November Empire State Manufacturing Survey conducted by the Federal Reserve Bank of NY.  The general business conditions index was up 11.1 points to 30.9 (a reading above 0.0 indicates growth) with gains in New Orders, Shipments and Employment.  However, Prices Paid, Prices Received and Delivery

American Manufacturing Growth Persists

According to the Institute of Supply Management’s PMI Index, manufacturing activity continued to grow in October 2021 as “…companies and suppliers continue to deal with an unprecedented number of hurdles to meet increasing demand.” The PMI level was 60.8, down 0.3 points from September’s PMI of 61.1 (a reading above 50.0 is consistent with growth). Production

Manufacturing: The 2nd Most Targeted Industry by Cyberattackers

In 2019, the manufacturing sector reached the top 10 status as the 8th most targeted industry by cyberattackers. The problem increased in 2020 when many companies were forced to depend on remote workers due to pandemic restrictions. Cyberhackers were ready to take advantage of this opportunity. The manufacturing industry moved from the 8th most targeted industry by

Manufacturing Activity Expands in NYS

Manufacturing grew in NYS over the last month, although at a slower pace than September, according to the October Empire State Manufacturing Survey from the Federal Reserve Bank of NY.  The general business conditions index was 19.8, down from 34.3 last month (a reading above 0.0 is consistent with growth).  Some 39% of respondents indicated

Celebrating Manufacturing Day!

Join us today we celebrate the importance and impact of manufacturing on America’s economy.  The facts are compelling and the contribution our manufacturers make is incredible.  The same is true here in WNY where manufacturing accounts for over 60,000 direct jobs and $13 billion in regional product. Here at Insyte Consulting we’re proud to work

U.S. Manufacturing Expands Despite Headwinds

The Institute for Supply Management’s PMI Index was up 1.2 points to 61.1 indicating that manufacturing activity nationwide grew in September despite significant challenges (a reading above 50.0 is consistent with expansion).  According to the report, “companies and suppliers continue to deal with an unprecedented number of hurdles to meet increasing demand.  All segments of

Cybersecurity Awareness Seminar: The Road to Readiness and Certification – Oct. 13

Join Insyte Consulting for a free seminar & discussion presented by Freed Maxick: Wednesday, October 13th THE ROAD TO READINESS AND CERTIFICATION What is the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) process? CYBERSECURITY BASICS FOR MANUFACTURING Basic Blocking and Tackling – how do you know you have done enough? 3:30pm presentation 4:30pm networking & cocktail reception

Hail JAVA!

What is that essential economic fluid that fuels workers and industry in every country on every continent?  Yes, it’s coffee which we celebrate today on National Coffee Day.  Here at Insyte Consulting, we do our part, not only by drinking plenty of joe, but by working with coffee companies like McCullagh Coffee, which opened its

“My Company is too Small to Fall Victim to Cyber Hackers”

October is National Cybersecurity Month. During this month we recognize organizations and people that play an increasingly significant role in securing our interconnected world. Many manufacturers believe that they are “too small” to be victims of cyber hackers or cybersecurity is too expensive or too difficult for them to address. Based on the growing number

NYS Manufacturing Grows

“Business activity grew at a swift pace in New York State,” according to the NY Federal Reserve’s Empire State Manufacturing Survey for September.  The index rose to 34.3, its second highest level in over 17 years, an increase of 16 points from the previous month. Shipments, New Orders and every constituent indicator also rose, except