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In domestic and global markets, the challenges can be especially daunting for middle-market manufacturers. Internal resources may not have enough familiarity with some issues that are critical to the needs of the company. But a closer look can often be the bridge that changes those challenges into opportunities. Below are the key issues and trends impacting the manufacturing industry. 

5 trends in manufacturing to watch in 2017

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5 trends in manufacturing to watch in 2017

For companies in a cycle of diminishing revenues—and for those with ambitious growth goals—a number of trends are worth watching.

Key Industry Issues

Revenue growth and profitability

Revenue growth and profitability

In today's complex marketplace, product innovation and customer relationships play important roles in profitability.

Technology

Technology

Manufacturers need to ensure their IT security strategies remain effective for customer security and protection of intellectual property.

International expansion

International expansion

Understanding the challenges of international taxation, business culture and regulatory issues can facilitate effective global operations.

Process improvement and margin management

Process improvement and margin management

To protect profit margin in today’s quickly changing world, knowing how to maximize productivity and improve efficiency is a must.

Risk management

Risk management

In a challenging global environment, manufacturers must strive to minimize their risks.

Policy issues

Policy issues

Staying on top of new policies and regulations is critical to preserving compliance integrity. Learn how RSM can help your organization.

Mergers and acquisitions

Mergers and acquisitions

With cash and credit more available, companies are looking at merger and acquisition opportunities as part of their growth strategies.

Workforce

Workforce

As businesses grow, workforce needs to grow with it.

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Steve Menaker 
National Manufacturing Practice Leader

800.274.3978


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