Gardner Intelligence Reports

Gardner Intelligence’s annual Capital Spending Survey, monthly Gardner Business Index, and Media Usage in Manufacturing study are three of the most unique and widely-leveraged business insight reports in durable goods manufacturing. The World Machine Tool Survey is an independent annual survey that collects statistics from machine tool consuming and producing countries and compares them in real U.S. dollars. Below are our current reports available for purchase.

Gardner Business Index

The Gardner Business Index (GBI) is a diffusion index measuring month-to-month changes in activity at durable goods and discrete parts manufacturing facilities.

Top Shops

‘Top Shops’ is a benchmarking and recognition program designed to help shops build their business. Data is collected across categories including operations, technology, business strategy, and human resources. Select measures are scored and summed to total scores that serve as the basis for honoring certain shops as ‘Top Shops.’

Media Usage in Manufacturing

Review results of Gardner Intelligence's annual Media Usage in Manufacturing Survey including commentary on business-to-business marketing trends impacting companies tasked with marketing to today's industrial buyer.