The delivery performance of suppliers to manufacturing organizations was slower in September 2012 as the Supplier Deliveries Index registered 50.3%, which is 1 percentage point higher than the 49.3% reported in August 2012. This is the first month that supplier deliveries have been slower than the previous month since January 2012, when the Supplier Deliveries Index registered 53.6%. A reading above 50% indicates slower deliveries.
The seven industries reporting slower supplier deliveries in September 2012 listed in order are: Wood Products; Primary Metals; Electrical Equipment, Appliances & Components; Paper Products; Chemical Products; Food, Beverage & Tobacco Products and Fabricated Metal Products.
The four industries reporting faster supplier deliveries in September 2012 are: Furniture & Related Products; Plastics & Rubber Products; Machinery and Miscellaneous Manufacturing.
Seven industries reported no change in supplier deliveries in September 2012 as compared to August 2012.
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Source - Institute for Supply Management