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Global manufacturing outlook 2016

Dec 09, 2016
From the KPMG Institutes

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Competing for growth: How to be a growth leader in industrial manufacturing

Manufacturers are highly focused on achieving new growth; many expect to be aggressive in their search for new opportunities. Yet with limited baseline growth expected in most markets, manufacturers will need to either invest into new technologies in order to ‘grow the pie’ or resort to a brutal competitive fight to steal market share away from rivals. The only certainty is that there will be winners and losers.

This report is based on a survey of 360 senior executives conducted in early 2016 by Forbes Insights. Respondents, who represented six industry sectors (Aerospace & Defense, Automotive, Conglomerates, Medical Devices, Engineering and Industrial Products, and Metals), were fairly evenly distributed between the Americas, Europe and Asia. To support the survey data, KPMG International conducted a series of interviews with leading manufacturers around the world. Their experiences, combined with insights from KPMG professionals and sector leaders, provide valuable context for today’s manufacturers.

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