Supply Chain Deliveries Slower in August 2018

The Institute for Supply Management® reported in its August 2018 Manufacturing Report on Business® that the supply chain delivery performance slowed in August 2018.

“This is the 23rd straight month of slowing supplier deliveries and indicates the supply chain’s difficulty in keeping up with new order and production demand. Lead times continue to extend, supply chain labor issues continue to restrict performance and transportation issues are limiting supplier execution,” says Timothy R. Fiore, CPSM, C.P.M., Chair of the Institute.

According to the ISM® report, the 17 industries reporting slower supplier deliveries in August — listed in order — are: Apparel, Leather & Allied Products; Nonmetallic Mineral Products; Machinery; Furniture
& Related Products; Wood Products; Computer & Electronic Products; Electrical Equipment, Appliances & Components; Plastics & Rubber Products; Textile Mills; Miscellaneous Manufacturing; Paper Products; Transportation Equipment; Food, Beverage & Tobacco Products; Petroleum & Coal Products; Chemical Products; Primary Metals; and Fabricated Metal Products. No manufacturing industries reported faster supplier deliveries during the month of August.

The full text version of the Manufacturing ISM® Report on Business® is posted on ISM’s® website at