Mold Business Index Is Back!

In order to make profits, you need to arm yourself with the right market information.


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In order to make profits, you need to arm yourself with the right market information, and the data provided by the Mold Business Index (MBI)—supplied by Bill Wood, founder and president of Mountaintop Economics & Research, Inc., who has 20 years of experience in industrial market analysis, and brought to you exclusively by MoldMaking Technology magazine—serves as validation of what you are experiencing in your shop and can give you the business perspective you need to help you make informed business decisions.

To help us continue to build the industry data and analysis you are looking for, sign up to participate through a quick and simple, monthly questionnaire that tracks:
•    New Orders
•    Production
•    Employees
•    Backlog
•    Exports
•    Suppliers Deliveries
•    Materials Prices
•    Mold Prices
•    Future Expectations

The Mold Business Index (MBI), to be published in each issue of MoldMaking Technology magazine, is based on a monthly survey of North American moldmakers, from which a diffusion index is calculated based on 50.0. A value above 50.0 for the MBI indicates that business activity expanded in the previous month, while a value below 50.0 means that business levels declined. The total Mold Business Index is a weighted average of the sub-indices listed above.

If you are interested in participating contact Bill at (413) 772-6436 or via e-mail at billwood@plasticseconomics.com.  

The only limits to the current data are what you make of it, and with your regular participation in this survey the data will only get better!

Benefits of Participation
•    Rapid response to market trends with survey results turned around to you in a week.
•    A risk management tool.
•    A small but definite edge over your competition if you apply the information immediately and direct your management activities.

Paying attention to the direction of activity levels in mold manufacturing from month to month can serve as an indicator of what’s to come before it becomes an issue in your shop.

To view the latest Index as well as archived indices visit: www.moldmakingtechnology.com/articles/1110moldbus.html