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Price, Cost and Demand Trends in U.S. Manufacturing

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Thinking Cap Solutions, Inc. (TCS) is an applied economic research company started in 1994 with the goal of developing a new generation of business information products. To date, TCS has been primarily focused on providing cost escalation analysis tools for professional purchasers and finance executives. In fact, PURCHASING Magazine's Strategic Cost Insights back page is authored by the editors of TCS.  

TCS's staff of economists have worked for McGraw-Hill/Data Resources Inc.'s (DRI) Cost Information Service; DRI's Macroeconomics group; Cahners Economics' manufacturing, electronics and constructions groups; and the MAXIMA Corporation.  Their staff has also had extensive experience in business reporting and has contributed articles to Purchasing, Logistics Management and Distribution Report, Electronic Buyers News, Electronic Business, Plant Engineering, Modern Materials Handling and other trade magazines.

The two principals, Victor Maliar and Elizabeth Baatz, together have more than 30 years of experience in business economics.  As the economics editor for an electronics industry trade journal, Ms. Baatz created the Electronic Business Leading Indicator and was responsible for translating economics into business action for readers.  She is now the Executive Editor of the ICE-Alert report. 

Victor Maliar has been a builder of cost escalation tracking and forecasting models and has done custom cost analysis for a variety of Fortune 1000 companies and government agencies.    In 1994, Mr. Maliar founded Thinking cap Solutions Inc.  His econometrics and statistics background and his knowledge of the procurement function helped him to create the Thinking Cap Solutions' ICE-Alert model of industry price/cost/demand metrics.


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