Bimonthly magazine provides news, information, and analysis for industrial distributors, with editorial content categories in each issue including distribution solutions, supplier round table, market outlook, training, new products, and trade shows and events and special reports including the annual "Top 20 Distributor List" published in the September/October issue. Digital editions can be viewed free online.
Bimonthly trade journal features news and information for industrial distributors, with special features including its annual "Salary Report" covering executive, mid-level management, and sales personnel and its "Big 50 List" which ranks the top distributors by annual sales and also includes information on the number of locations and employees for each distributor. Digital edition can be viewed free online.
Bimonthly magazine provides news, information, and analysis for supply management professionals, with special reports including the annual "Economic Outlook" report (Jan./Feb. issue), the "Year-End Recap" report (Nov./Dec. issue), and the "ISM Reports on Business® - Manufacturing and Services" included in each issue of the magazine. Selected articles from past issues can be viewed free online.
Quarterly economic forecast report published by ITR Economics provides a macroeconomic outlook for the U.S. economy as a whole and provides additional analysis for specific sectors, with industries covered in the sector analysis including retail sales, wholesale trade, auto production, manufacturing, rotary rig, nondefense capital goods orders, nonresidential construction, and residential construction.
Top Line Pulse
Interactive online dashboard allows users compare to their sales trends with their peers and selected industry indexes (e.g., industrial production index, chemical products production, industrial machinery production, durable manufacturing production, electrical equipment production) for the current month vs. prior month and same month prior year, and year-to-date vs. same month year-to-date prior year.
Annual report provides historical trend statistics and forecasts for revenue, purchases, gross margin, inventory, employment, and wages for this sector and twenty subsectors, with industries covered by the subsector analysis including aircraft and aeronautical equipment and supplies, material handling equipment and parts, construction machinery and equipment, and janitorial equipment and supplies.
Market analysis report provides industry statistics for a user-defined area on a national, state, county, metro area, or zip code level, with data provided including number of companies, market volume and sales trends, average company sales, sales per employee, staffing and employment trends, average employee wage, and business start up activity and failure rates. Sample report can be viewed online.
Interactive online tool allows distributors to compare their firm's financial and operating performance with other participating distributors based on organization type, annual revenues, level of profitability, number of FTE employees, number of locations, and other selected criteria, with financial information provided in the report including detailed income statements, balance sheets, and key financial ratios.
Biennial compensation report provides a detailed analysis of executive and employee compensation, with data provided for each position including salary, total compensation, and bonus as a percentage of salary for the typical U.S. distributor, the typical ISA distributor, and by sales range for distributors with sales below $15 million, sales between $15 million and $50 million, and sales above $50 million.
Annual salary survey provides compensation data for supply management professionals, with survey data broken out by gender, years of work experience, education level, certification status, geographic region, and other selected criteria, and job positions covered including executive vice president, chief purchasing officer, vice president, director, and manager. Selected results can be viewed free online.