Definitions for "NAPM"
Keywords:  sector, greenspan, alan, ism, diffusion
the National Association of Purchasing Management is a US-based association for purchasing and supply management professionals (not public sector-focused). NAPM can be found at
National Association of Purchasing Management. Founded in 1915, NAPM is a communication link with more than 40,000 purchasing and supply management professionals. NAPM provides a wide range of educational products and programs.
National Association of Purchasing Management. Computes the closely watched NAPM index, a composite of production, orders, employment, inventories and delivery times. When the NAPM index falls below 500, the economy is said to be contracting. This indicator is said to be a favorite of Alan Greenspan's.