|The ICE-Alert Mission...
is to provide
procurement specialists and other professionals with timely, reliable, easy
to use, expert information about trends in U.S. prices, costs, demand strength
and profitability. Our rigorous, proprietary industry data helps our subscribers
to stay abreast of the risks and rewards that directly effect day-to-day business
LMIQ Model Data...
All cost indexes, demand
indexes, margin estimates and measurements of costs per $100 of product are
based on output from Thinking Cap Solutions' industry cost escalation (LMIQ)
model. These measures are considered proprietary and are protected by copyright.
Note, also, all price indexes are from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
(BLS) and are not proprietary. Price indexes shown in some tables are rebased
by Thinking Cap Solutions to allow for cost/price comparisons. The LMIQ model
also uses data from the U.S. Census Bureau; the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis;
the U.S. Commerce Department; and the Federal Reserve Board.
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or fitness of this product for any specific application. Nor shall we in any
instance be liable to the users of the information contained in this report
for loss of profits, lost savings, special, incidental, consequential, indirect
or other damages.
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