New weekly, monthly reports enhance Materials Market Digest and annual OPR
ASA has taken significant
steps in strengthening its cadre of benchmarking reports available to its ASA
members. The collection of reports, developed
under the banner of
Intelligence Reports, represent the latest efforts taken by ASA in
addressing goals set forth in its long-term strategic plan.
“Not in our recent memory
has market analysis and the sharing of information been more important to our
members than today,” stated Mike Adelizzi, ASA’s executive vice president. ““An
association exists to support its members with activities, tools and
resources that allow them to
run the most profitable businesses possible.
With the ASA Intelligence Reports, our members will have timely
information and analysis not available anywhere else. As this industry’s national association, it
is our role to support our members in both good times and in those of crisis –
it is why we exist, it is why companies join and it is why companies renew
their memberships year after year. These
benchmarking reports are just one example of how membership in ASA can help a
company weather the economic storm.”
The collection of ASA
Intelligence Reports includes the following:
A Market Analysis for
the Industry Executive: A monthly
sales and market analysis report that is offered free and exclusively to ASA
members. Included in this report are demographics like sales volume, primary
business emphasis and geographic regions, detailed results by state and area of
operations and overall economic indicators.
The Weekly Pulse: This weekly report is a combination of
statistics and observations from distributors around the country and
manufacturers across all product lines. It came in response to members
requesting a way to exchange information about how they’re handling business
decisions and navigating the challenges that arise daily and seem to change
from week to week. This report is available exclusively to ASA members and is
provided as a member service from ASA.
monthly via e-mail to all members of ASA, this report is designed to keep
readers informed of important trends and recent changes in the areas of carbon
steel and stainless, alloy steel and principal alloying metals, non-ferrous
metals and alloys (including copper), ferrous and non-ferrous scrap, crude oil
and natural gas, resins and paperboard. It is prepared by Ed Scott., economist
and renowned industry icon, and supported by ASA's Vendor Member Division.
study is an easy-to-understand, actionable tool for industry firms to evaluate
their company's operating results in order to pinpoint strengths and weaknesses
and improvement opportunities. Details of survey results that appear in this
report are broken down into primary business segments in all the PHCP and PVF
industries. Within each segment, data is shown for all participating
firms, as well as by sales volume size and a special analysis that focuses on high
profit firms is included. Each report also includes a 20-year trend report
for each business segment. Participation in this annual report is fee-based and
open to all distributors in the PHCP and PVF industry.
Membership in ASA provides
access to all of these reports and many other tools that help you in running
your business. Visitwww.asa.netto discover
all that ASA has to offer. For information on membership, contact Amy Black firstname.lastname@example.org 312.464.0090 ext. 208.
ASA Strengthens Benchmarking Offerings
April 1, 2009