As the most estabilished supply chain association, ISM leads the way in research and reporting for the industry. The  ISM Report On Business® offers one of the most reliable economic idicators available, providing guidance to supply management professionals, economists, analysts, government and business leaders.  For over three decades, CAPS Research has given ISM mebmers a critical edge by providing original research services that help generate positive outcomes for our members, their organizations and the industry at large.

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Available on the first and third business day of each month, these widely-read reports for the manufacturing and services sectors have been consistently accurate in indicating the direction of the overall economy. ISM's first industry vertical, the Hospital Report On Business® will be available on the fifth business day of each month.

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Research & Surveys

ISM’s research team – guided by industry-leading supply management subject matter experts –puts forth year after year a robust research agenda on the topics that most impact our industry. 

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ISM Report on Business®

ISM®'s Manufacturing, Services, and Hospital Report On Business® gather data monthly through surveys of supply management professionals participating in the Business Survey Committee. The make-up of this committee is determined by industry category and is based on each industry's contribution to Gross Domestic Product.

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