Discovering the Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) Resources

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Many individuals engaged in the fluid power supply chain rely on the insights that the Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) offers as a top leading indicator of fluid power industry activity. This measure of economic trends in manufacturing, based on a monthly survey of purchasing managers, can provide current and future insights for decision makers concerning…

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Revisiting NFPA’s Fluid Power Product PPI Data

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Fluid power product pricing is a very important driver for the industry. With the recent increase in fluid power product pricing, an understanding of fluid power product PPI data is crucial, particularly of what PPI data is, how PPI data is used, and which fluid power product PPIs and related resources are available. What Is…

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Measuring Producer Pricing of Fluid Power Products

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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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Understanding Fluid Power NAICS Codes

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If you’re involved in the fluid power supply chain, then there is a good chance you have or will encounter NAICS codes. NAICS codes create a standardized method of classifying our industry and our products, our suppliers and their products, and our customers and their products. Several NFPA market reports (and many outside resources) organize…

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NFPA’s Customer Market File Now Available to Entire Membership

NFPA Customer Market File (CMF)

Previously only available to participants of NFPA’s Confidential Shipment Statistics (CSS) program, the Customer Market File (CMF) is now available to all NFPA members! Using information from a variety of public data sources that is then sorted, analyzed, and displayed in such a way to make the data much more accessible and convenient for our…

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