Tag Archives: CSS

Stats Fact of the Week
Stats Fact of the Week: Week of April 8, 2019 NFPA’s February 2019 Confidential Shipment Statistics (CSS) report, a monthly source of fluid power shipment and order data trends often used to benchmark company performance, highlights a positive start to 2019 industry shipments with growth in January/February. However, the industry orders data, which is a...

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Stats Deep Dive
Reliable economic indicators are a necessary piece to the strategic planning puzzle, but the key word here is “reliable.” Testing the reliability of these indicators from time to time ensures the development of a sound strategic plan. There are a variety of methods to test the reliability of an economic indicator, and for the purposes...

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Stats Deep Dive
Several months ago, NFPA reviewed the strong relationship between our opinion-based survey results from the State of the Fluid Power Industry Survey (SOFP) and the industry shipments data collected through our Confidential Shipments Statistics (CSS) program. The article was met with a great deal of positive response and requests for updates, so we're rerunning the...

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Stats Fact of the Week
Stats Fact of the Week: Week of February 11, 2019 NFPA’s Stats Toolkit is a cloud-based statistical tool that combines NFPA data sources with popular analytical tools to expands users’ economic view of their companies and industry. It allows users to benchmark company performance, automate time-consuming calculations, conduct industry analysis, identify leading indicators, and create...

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Stats Fact of the Week
Stats Fact of the Week: Week of January 21, 2019 NFPA’s Stats Toolkit is a cloud-based statistical tool that combines NFPA data sources with popular analytical tools to expands users’ economic view of their companies and industry. It allows users to benchmark company performance, automate time-consuming calculations, conduct industry analysis, identify leading indicators, and create custom...

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Stats Fact of the Week
Stats Fact of the Week: Week of January 14, 2019 NFPA’s November 2018 Confidential Shipment Statistics (CSS) report, a monthly source of fluid power shipment and order data trends often used to benchmark company performance, maintains the tradition of “The November Slump.” Some trends come, and some trends go, but the one industry trend you...

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Stats Deep Dive
Prices! As consumers, we commonly play the pricing game. Is this a good price? Can I find it for less? Lucky for us, we have a variety of resources at our fingertips to verify whether something is priced well or poorly. A company’s purchasing or pricing manager often plays the very same pricing game, but...

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Stats Deep Dive
For over 50 years, NFPA manufacturer members have contributed monthly data to the  Confidential Shipment Statistics (CSS) program to get the aggregated industry results for tracking the latest market trends in pneumatic, industrial hydraulic, and mobile hydraulic products. That same market data also offers insights into your own company’s performance against the rest of the industry. While...

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Stats Deep Dive
Over the years, NFPA has brought a variety of leading indicators for the fluid power industry to our members' attention through our market data and reports. Several leading indicators include: Total U.S. Industrial Production; Purchasing Managers Index (PMI); Durable Goods New Orders; Retail Sales Excluding Autos; and NFPA’s State of the Fluid Power Industry Survey...

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Stats Fact of the Week
Stats Fact of the Week: Week of October 22, 2018 If you're tracking your company’s orders and shipments, then you are most likely also tracking your company’s backlog, or the total amount of outstanding orders from customers that have not yet been shipped. Backlogs are usually measured in dollars. They increase each time a new...

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