National Association of Purchasing Management Announces Non-Manufacturing NAPM Report on Business® 1998 Schedule

FOR RELEASE: May 4, 1998

Contact: Zenobia Daruwalla

NAPM, Media Relations
Tempe, Arizona
602/752-6276 ext. 3015

(Tempe, Arizona) — The National Association of Purchasing Management (NAPM) announced today the 1998 release schedule for the Non-Manufacturing NAPM Report On Business®. This new monthly report will be released on the third business day of each month.

More than 370 purchasing and supply management professionals in non-manufacturing sectors participate in the survey by completing a monthly questionnaire covering Business Activity, New Orders, Backlog of Orders, New Export Orders, Inventory Change, Inventory Sentiment, Imports, Prices, Employment, and Supplier Deliveries. The respondents are from more than 60 different sectors representing nine divisions from the Standard Industrial Code classification system including Agriculture, Forestry & Fisheries; Mining; Construction; Transportation, Communications, Electric, Gas, and Sanitary Services; Wholesale Trade; Retail Trade; Finance, Insurance & Real Estate; Services; and Public Administration. Geographic location is also a consideration.

The results of the responses are compiled in the Non-Manufacturing NAPM Report On Business® by Ralph G. Kauffman, Ph.D., C.P.M, chair of the Non-Manufacturing Business Survey Committee. Following the initial release on June 3, 1998, this new report will be issued on the third business day of each month at 10:00 a.m. eastern time via Business Wire and Xpedite Broadcast Fax. The 1998 schedule is as follows:

Survey Month Release Date
May 1998 June 3, 1998 (Wednesday)
June 1998 July 6, 1998 (Monday)
July 1998 August 5, 1998 (Wednesday)
August 1998 September 3, 1998 (Thursday)
September 1998 October 5, 1998 (Monday)
October 1998 November 4, 1998 (Wednesday)
November 1998 December 3, 1998 (Thursday)

The inaugural report will be released at a live press conference held at the Marriott Marquis, New York, New York at 10:00 a.m. (Eastern Time) on June 3, 1998. Speakers at this event include Mike Niemira, Vice President, Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi LTD, Norbert J. Ore, Chair, NAPM Manufacturing Business Survey Committee and Ralph Kauffman, Ph.D., C.P.M., Chair, NAPM Non-Manufacturing Business Survey Committee. For more information about this event or to schedule interviews with any of the speakers please contact Zenobia Daruwalla, NAPM Media Relations, 800/888-6276, extension 3015.

NAPM is excited about this new endeavor and the response from the economic community has been well received. Look for continuing coverage of this new report on the NAPM Web site: http://www.ism.ws.

The National Association of Purchasing Management is a not-for-profit association that provides national and international leadership in purchasing and supply management research and education. NAPM provides its more than 44,000 members in its 180 affiliated associations with opportunities to expand their professional skills and knowledge.

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