The Strategic Intelligence System (ASIS) is based on advanced analytical models that forecast manufacturing activity in the durable manufacturing sector. The Fabricated Metal Products section of industrial production includes forging and stamping, spring and wire, cutlery and hand tools, and many other metals bending and forming sub-sectors.
The study of 20 plus years of data has shown how new orders, inventories, and pricing changes in multiple industrial sectors drive the outlook for Fabricated Metal Products. The ASIS incorporates over 20 different economic indices into advanced forecasting models that yield tremendous predictive power.
The monthly ASIS Fabricated Metal Products section includes:
- 15-month forecast on US industrial production for the Fabricated Metals sector
- A rolling 5-year graphic comparison of fabricated metals manufacturing
- Twenty-year industrial production trend (including trendline) for the Fabricated Metal Products 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.)
The Fabricated Metal Products manufacturing sector is highly dependent upon other sectors of manufacturing. As a key into other products, there are many interdependencies that drive this sector. Our economic team looks at global supply and demand dynamics, consumer product demand, construction, and large durable goods product trends. The team also looks at related sectors in industrial production that influence the direction of this sector including machinery, automotive, aerospace, computers and electronics, and other sectors. Each relies on one another for both supply and demand.
The Fabricated Metal Products 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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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.
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