NPTA has partnered with the Institute for Trend Research (ITR) to develop a series of customized economic reports produced exclusively for NPTA members.
What are the Economic Outlook Reports About?
Produced four times per year by ITR Senior Economists, the NPTA Economic Outlook Report correlates macroeconomic data to specific product categories directly related to the paper and packaging industry. The report allows you to forecast what effect the economy has on your business and what you can reasonably expect for up to six quarters in the future.
These economic outlook reports provide solid answers to such questions as when to increase overhead, when to add sales staff, when to cut inventory levels and when to increase or decrease sales/marketing allocations. Knowing when to act, and when not to, can result in increased profits and costs savings for your company.
ITR, a professional research firm, accurately analyzes market/economic trends and provides business planning tools that enable companies to achieve increased performance and profitability. These reports will be sent to you four times per year as a new component of the menu of services you receive for your annual NPTA dues investment.
Direct Consulting Expertise Available
To compliment three of the quarterly reports, a webinar featuring an ITR Executive senior economist will be held to review highlights and provide additional analysis of each report and allow you to ask questions specific to your business interests. The report and webinar are free to all members, but you must register to participate in the webinar.
How Can I Get a Report?
Quarterly reports are e-mailed to each NPTA member when they are released. The Fall 2012 report is now available. Log in to the Member's Only area to download the current report and to access past reports.