2016 Manufacturing Monitor
Now in its second decade, the Monitor examines how senior industry executives are competing in an increasingly global marketplace. The Monitor provides in-depth analysis of areas of primary importance to the industry, including growth, process improvement, technology, margin and risk management, and international expansion
Some sectors have had a record-breaking year. But others are experiencing a decrease in demand, limiting their profitability and growth.
After years of sales growth, automotive suppliers for both original equipment manufacturers and the aftermarket have reasons to be optimistic.
Addressing risks only when they become problems is too late. A company must assess their potential risks and implement strategies.
Rising revenues do not always mean increased profits. Margin analytics can help manufacturers prioritize opportunities and identify risks.
Implementing applications and systems has never been more affordable, but success is based on aligning people, processes and technologies.
The automotive industry has enjoyed unprecedented growth in recent years. Industry executives are aware of factors that could hobble growth.
Half of U.S. manufacturers surveyed plan to increase their volume of international business or launch new global initiatives.
Manufacturers must understand how changes in markets, countries and regulations may create new opportunities or risks.
In the pursuit of greater profitability and customers, technology is changing the competitive landscape for manufacturers.
This infographic breaks down the findings from the 2016 RSM Manufacturing Monitor survey of C-level executives.
Strategies for growth require a rigorous review of a company’s current strengths and weaknesses.
Despite lackluster growth and some strong global headwinds, manufacturers are cautiously optimistic about revenues and profitability.
It’s no surprise that auto suppliers currently have a generally positive outlook. But there are risks which may require attention.
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