3/3/15 – Mr. Brad Holcomb, Committee Chair of the ISM’s Report on Business® presented the latest in-depth information on the PMI® Purchasing Manager’s Index covering February 2015. Brad offered listeners keen insights into the meaning behind the numbers, and listeners are encouraged to obtain a copy of the report at www.ism.ws prior to the show so that they can follow along, especially making notes about their own industry highlighted in the report.
Mr. Holcomb was joined by Dr. Chris Kuehl, an economist who adds a touch of humor to what is happening and what may be coming in the ups and downs of America’s business engine. Chris also provides his quick wit comments on economies around the globe; what countries are doing well, which ones are blundering, and where the hot spots or soft spots appear.
Brad Holcomb, CPSM, CPSD, is chair of the ISM Manufacturing Business Survey Committee. In that role, he is responsible for compiling, writing and releasing the ISM Manufacturing Report On Business®, based on the survey results of approximately 350 supply management professionals across 18 different industry sectors. The Report On Business® is released on the first business day of each month, and features the PMI Index as its key measure.
Dr. Kuehl has been the economic analyst for the Fabricators and Manufacturers Association International for the past eight years. He is the author of FMA’s twice monthly economic e-newsletter titled Fabrinomics®, specifically designed to aid business decision-making by management and shop owners in the metal forming and fabricating industry. He also conducts workshops for FMA at major conferences and trade shows. FMA is a professional organization with more than 2,500 members working together to improve the metal forming and fabricating industry.