Automotive Industry

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Automotive Industry Insights

The Strategic Intelligence System (ASIS) is based on advanced analytical models that forecast manufacturing activity in the durable manufacturing sector. The automotive sector accounts for 5.5% of total industrial production and includes the production and manufacturing of complete autos and light-duty vehicles, heavy-duty trucks, and the manufacturing of motor vehicle chassis.

In modeling the volatile Automotive sector, our team studies how 18 different economic indices have interacted over 20 years. Analysis of the overall economy as well as how prices and inventory levels move over time have yielded models that render exceptional accuracy.

The monthly ASIS Automotive section includes:

  • 15-month forecast on US industrial production for the Automotive sector
  • A rolling 5-year graphic comparison of automotive manufacturing
  • Twenty-year industrial production trend (including trendline) for the Automotive sector
  • Additional insights and intelligence on trends, pricing (where available in the producer price index), and other industry-shaping factors (politics, global economic trends, etc.)

Automotive demand is shaped by many factors, among those include consumer and macroeconomic trends, supplier inputs and raw material constraints. Our economic team looks at global supply and demand dynamics, inflationary pressures and related sectors in industrial production that influence the direction of this sector including machinery, fabricated metals, and electronics.

The Automotive section of the ASIS is just one part of the full report. Since many sectors within industrial production rely on one another for component parts, a single subscription gives members visibility into all 7 major categories of durables manufacturing. It also includes forecasts and insights into the national supply chain situation since it is often a critical component of operating costs, hence operating margins.

ASIS members include manufacturers; Tier 1, 2, and 3 suppliers; raw material producers, financial managers and many others. Executive managers across C-suite corporate management, finance and strategy, operations, credit and risk management, sales and marketing, and HR managers use the insights they gain from the ASIS to make critical business decisions.

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  • Designed to Give Manufacturers a Competitive Edge

    There are few sectors of the economy as complex and challenging as manufacturing, The competitive threats come from all directions and all the time. Staying ahead requires knowing what is around each corner - whether it is a threat or an opportunity. The ASIS projects into the future with a carefully constructed set of models that maintain over 97% accuracy so that manufacturers can anticipate. It takes time to be ready for these competitive threats - the ASIS provides that time.

    Watch John Nelson from Morris, Nelson & Associates along with Chris Kuehl and Keith Prather from Armada Corporate Intelligence review the monthly IPMAN report.