Tag Archives: Manufacturing

Industry 4.0 – The New Industrial Revolution

Industry plays a central role in the European economy: It contributes 15% to overall value added and accounts for 80% of innovations and 75% of exports. When taking into account industry-related services as well, industry is the engine of Europe’s social economy. But the manufacturing sector has been feeling more and more pressure lately. Due …
Continue reading

European Competitiveness Report 2013. Towards Knowledge Driven Reindustrialisation

Despite the growth of the services sector, the industry must continue to play a frontline role in European economies. This study by the European Commission analyzes latest trends in the sector, ways of supporting the development of high value-added industries and the part that should be played by industrial policy. Click here to download the …
Continue reading

Tales from the Development Frontier

The World Bank has just published the study entitled “Tales from the Development Frontier: How China and Other Countries Harness Light Manufacturing to Create Jobs and Prosperity.” Despite widespread agreement among economists that labor-intensive manufacturing has contributed mightily to rapid development in China and other fast-growing economies, most developing countries have had little success in …
Continue reading

Global Manufacturing Outlook

Companies are increasingly bringing their production facilities closer to home, while also locating their R&D installations within easy reach of their production centers. These are two of the many findings of this latest study by KPMG, which analyzes the latest trends in production structures, with a particular focus on multinational supply chains.  Click here to …
Continue reading

2013 Global Manufacturing Competitiveness Index

Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu has published the report “2013 Global Manufacturing Competitiveness Index”. According to the study over the next five years, 20th-century manufacturing stalwarts like the United States, Germany and Japan will be challenged to maintain their competitive edge to emerging nations such as China, India and Brazil. The report confirms that the landscape for …
Continue reading

The Future of Manufacturing

The World Economic Forum, in collaboration with Deliotte Touche Tohmatsu, has published the report “The Future of Manufacturing.” The study finds that the global manufacturing ecosystem is undergoing a dramatic transformation, with many emerging economies developing significant manufacturing and innovation capabilities, enabling them to produce increasingly complex products, leading to the globalization of manufacturing supply …
Continue reading

Turning global risk into opportunity: Key priorities for consumer company CFOs

Manufacturers and retailers are increasingly focusing on risk in their supply chains, according to KPMG’s study, “Turning global risk into opportunity: Key priorities for consumer company CFOs.” The study examines the findings of a survey of 350 senior finance executives from consumer markets companies around the world. Economic uncertainty was the biggest risk cited by 44 …
Continue reading

Growth strategies in the global construction equipment market

This survey by Roland Berger is based on 50 interviews conducted with industry executives from all over the world. The study finds that manufacturers and exporters of construction machines are discovering attractive markets in the BRIC countries, as well as also in Africa and theMiddle East. The prospects look good thanks to massive investment in infrastructure …
Continue reading

World Quality Report 2011-2012

This report by Sogeti, Capgemini and HP is the third in a series of annual surveys examining the state of application quality and testing practices across industries and geographies. As in previous years, the report includes detailed profiles on the state of quality assurance (QA) across a broad spectrum of industries including consumer products; retail and …
Continue reading

Industrial Development Report 2009

The United Nations Industrial Development Organization has just published the Industrial Development Report 2009, titled “Breaking In and Moving Up: New Industrial Challenges for the Bottom Billion and the Middle-Income Countries”. The study comes at a time when developing countries are facing a number of severe challenges. The report is structured in two parts. The …
Continue reading