The 2014 Global Manufacturing Outlook: Performance in the crosshairs report examines the continuing evolution of the strategies that manufacturers are deploying to drive value and performance across the enterprise.
As evidenced in the survey results, explosive developments in technology, material science, advanced manufacturing and synergistic operating models are clearly beginning to redefine 'the art of the possible' and are changing the way manufacturing companies compete and succeed.
Manufacturers are still overwhelmingly focused on profitable growth. And this year's Global Manufacturing Outlook (GMO) identifies a wide variety of strategies to achieve it. Increasing levels of supply chain transparency and visibility; improving use of data, analytics and business intelligence tools; integration of new technologies; and a continuation of the trend towards greater partnerships and collaborative business models are at the forefront of these strategies.
But new strategies also bring new challenges and complexities. Based on this year's report, there is clearly much work still to be done to leverage the power of these business models, tools and technologies to ultimately overcome the omplexities of data proliferation, the accelerating pace of change and disruptive innovation across the sector.
Key findings from the 2014 report include:
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