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The Logistics Managers Index (LMI) is a monthly metric of logistics activity in the United States, as measured by a survey of supply chain professionals. Over the past 3 years, a group of supply chain researchers, in conjunction with the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP), Supply Chain Quarterly, and DC Velocity have been periodically collecting, calculating, and publishing the results of LMI. In this article we present how the LMI can be utilized as a leading indicator of the economic activity in U.S.

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