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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. 

How tariffs are affecting consumer and industrial products companies

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How tariffs are affecting consumer and industrial products companies

Tariffs are presenting challenges and opportunities for consumer and industrial products companies. Learn how they're responding.

Busting the digital transformation barriers for manufacturers

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Busting the digital transformation barriers for manufacturers

What roadblocks are preventing digital transformation for middle market manufacturers? We break down the key barriers.

South Dakota v. Wayfair and manufacturing: 3 misconceptions debunked

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South Dakota v. Wayfair and manufacturing: 3 misconceptions debunked

The Wayfair decision goes beyond just retail and can impact manufacturers that sell exempt to resellers or distributors.

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 growth and profitability.

Technology

Technology

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

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

To manage profit margins, companies need to have a laser focus on three primary components of product costs: materials, overhead and labor.

Workforce

Workforce

Understanding the trends and opportunities of the labor challenges facing the manufacturing industry can enable an effective workforce.

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Steve Menaker 
National Manufacturing Practice Leader

800.274.3978


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