October Manufacturing ISM Report On Business®; PMI at 50.8%; New Orders, Production and Employment Growing; Supplier Deliveries Slowing; Inventories Contracting

(c) The Backlog of Orders, Prices, Customers’ Inventories, Imports and New Export Orders Indexes do not meet the accepted criteria for seasonal adjustments.

Buying Policy

Average commitment leadtime for Capital Expenditures decreased 4 days to 113 days. Average leadtime for Production Materials decreased 2 days to 55 days. Average leadtime for Maintenance, Repair and Operating (MRO) Supplies decreased 1 day to 25 days.

Percent Reporting

                               
Capital Expenditures

Hand-to-
Mouth

30
Days

60
Days

90
Days

6
Months

1
Year+

Average
Days

 
Oct 2011 24 8 11 22 24 11 113
Sep 2011 22 10 14 16 26 12 117
Aug 2011 28 8 8 19 25 12 114
Jul 2011 30 9 10 15 23 13 112
Production Materials        

Hand-to-
Mouth

   

30
Days

   

60
Days

   

90
Days

   

6
Months

   

1
Year+

   

Average
Days

 
Oct 2011 16 39 25 13 5 2 55
Sep 2011 15 37 28 13 5 2 57
Aug 2011 14 46 22 13 3 2 52
Jul 2011 16 38 27 12 5 2 55
MRO Supplies        

Hand-to-
Mouth

   

30
Days

   

60
Days

   

90
Days

   

6
Months

   

1
Year+

   

Average
Days

 
Oct 2011 44 40 12 4 0 0 25
Sep 2011 43 37 16 4 0 0 26
Aug 2011 45 39 12 3 1 0 26
Jul 2011 44 43 9 4 0 0 24

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