IPC Quarterly Business Report Now Available by Subscription
Mar 21, 2006
IPC announced that the Supply Chain Tracker, a quarterly business report for the electronic interconnection industry, previously published for members only, is now available by subscription.
The report, published by IPC's Executive Market & Technology Forum, brings together the latest data highlights from many segments across the supply chain. Covering metals, solder, chemicals, assembly equipment, laminates, PCBs, EMS and end-product industries, it offers readers a bird's eye view of industry dynamics. The data comes from IPC's many statistical programs, as well as from other sources, and includes general economic trends. There is analysis on every segment of the industry's supply chain, showing how related industries are affecting one another. Every issue includes leading indicators to help readers anticipate and plan for changes in their business environment.
The Supply Chain Tracker was launched in spring of 2005. Since then, the feedback from IPC members has confirmed that the report fills a need. Charlie Crep, vice president of operations at Reptron Manufacturing Services, uses information from the report for strategic planning. He said, "I had previously seen charts in IPC publications that showed growth in certain business segments. I was asking myself why we were seeing this, and when the Supply Chain Tracker came out, it had an explanation." Commenting on its success as a new IPC service, Mike Carano, vice president of market and strategic development at Electrochemicals, described it as "A grand slam home run."
Subscription prices are $500 per year for IPC members and $1,000 per year for non-members. Executive Forum members receive it for free as a benefit of the Executive Forum subscription package. For those who wish to see a sample of this publication, the inaugural edition, from first quarter 2005, is online at www.ipc.org/SCT. To order a subscription, please contact Piyamart Hom-Uem, IPC market research administrative assistant, at 847-597-2868 or email@example.com.