Technology & Computing

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Technology & Computing Industry Insights

The Strategic Intelligence System (ASIS) is based on advanced analytical models that forecast manufacturing activity in the durable manufacturing sector. The Computers and Electronics category in durable manufacturing covers the manufacturing of computers, peripherals, communications equipment, and electronic products.

After intense study of 20 years of data spanning 18 indices covering broad economic factors and specific sectors, the ASIS team understands how the Computer and Electronics sectors move in response to market shifts. Pricing dynamics and product new orders across multiple sectors are evaluated in models that generate precision forecasts for this sector.

The monthly ASIS Computer and Electronics section includes:

  • 15-month forecast on US industrial production for the Computer and Electronics sector
  • A rolling 5-year graphic comparison of computer and electronics manufacturing
  • Twenty-year industrial production trend (including trendline) for the computer and electronics 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.)

Computer and electronics manufacturing activity is volatile. Our economic team looks at global supply and demand dynamics, consumer and corporate technology trends that drive activity and related sectors in industrial production that influence the direction of this sector including machinery, fabricated metals, automotive, aerospace, and electrical equipment. Each relies on one another for both supply and demand.

The Computer and Electronics 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.