Supplier Deliveries

June 9, 2008
Suppliers' delivery performance decreased 0.3% in May

The delivery performance of suppliers to manufacturing organizations continued to slow in May, according to the May 2008 Manufacturing Report on Business. ISM's Supplier Deliveries Index registered 53.7%, a decrease of 0.3% compared with the 54% registered in April. A reading above 50% indicates slower deliveries.

The six industries reporting slower supplier deliveries in May were: textile mills; chemical products; transportation equipment; fabricated metal products; miscellaneous manufacturing; and food, beverage & tobacco products. Those reporting faster deliveries in May were: apparel, leather & allied products; electrical equipment, appliances & components; and computer & electronic products.

Supplier Deliveries % Slower % Same % Faster Net Index
May 2008 14 81 5 +9 53.7
Apr 2008 10 88 2 +8 54.0
Mar 2008 11 85 4 +7 53.6
Feb 2008 6 87 7 -1 50.1
Source: May 2008 Manufacturing ISM Report on Business

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