U.S. Manufacturing Gains Steam; Raw Material, Labor Shortages Mounting

Reuters, June 1, 2021–Lucia Mutikani
The Institute for Supply Management (ISM) survey on Tuesday found companies and their suppliers “continue to struggle to meet increasing levels of demand,” noting that “record-long lead times, wide-scale shortages of critical basic materials, rising commodities prices and difficulties in transporting products are continuing to affect all segments” of manufacturing.