Episode 40: Institute of Supply Management PMI

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Listen to Brad discuss the report in detail with Hosts Lew and Tim.

“The October PMI® registered 59 percent, an increase of 2.4 percentage points from September’s reading of 56.6 percent, indicating continued expansion in continued expansion in manufacturing. The report was issued by Bradley J. Holcomb, CPSM, CPSD, chair of the Institute for Supply Management® (ISM®) Manufacturing Business Survey Committee. He is here today to discuss the report in detail.

“Holiday orders are exceeding seasonal forecasts. Customers are demanding additional quantities above prior orders. Fuel costs and other positive signals appear to be creating demand above normal.” (Food, Beverage & Tobacco Products)
“Weakness in commodity prices very positive on our business.” (Fabricated Metal Products)

Purchasing Managers’ Indices (PMI) are economic indicators derived from monthly surveys of private sector companies. The two principal producers of PMIs are Markit Group, which conducts PMIs for over 30 countries worldwide, and the Institute for Supply Management (ISM), which conducts PMIs for the US.