APICS Business Outlook Index

APICS Business Outlook Index

An index gauging sentiment in manufacturing. An index value above 50 indicates that the manufacturing industry is expanding while a measure below 50 indicates contraction. It is published monthly by the Association for Operations Management. See also: PMI.
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Building on the strengthening trend, the APICS Business Outlook Index rose to 54.
29, 1995--July's strong gain in new and unfilled orders halted this month, reported the August APICS Business Outlook Index.
After a flat September in the manufacturing sector, the APICS Business Outlook Index rose to 53.
After an increase in manufacturing activity in August, the APICS Business Outlook Index indicates that sector activity declined slightly in September.
BUSINESS WIRE)--May 31, 1995--Although April showed a sharp decline in manufacturing activity, May's APICS Business Outlook Index indicates that the downward trend may have stabilized for the next three months--making a recession unlikely.
Based on the January APICS Business Outlook Index report, manufacturing inventory stocks were reduced greatly in January.
9 /PRNewswire/ -- APICS-The Educational Society for Resource Management is pleased to announce the APICS Business Outlook Index release dates for 2000.
7 in August, the APICS Business Outlook Index returned to average levels in September, declining to 50.
March 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Manufacturing activity plunged in March, with the APICS Business Outlook Index declining from 49.
The latest APICS Business Outlook Index showed a large gain in its future component, which rose from 43.
March 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Economic activity remained virtually unchanged during March -- according to the latest APICS Business Outlook Index.