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Manufacturing: What your C-suite peers are doing to tackle their top 5 challenges

manufacturing challenges for c-suite executives

Around the world, Proudfoot executives engage weekly with leading Chief Executives to share views on challenges impacting their business.

We collect and analyze this data for firsthand insight into business conditions companies are currently experiencing, and the approaches and initiatives they are pursuing as they respond to these conditions.


Top five challenges for 2016

Around the globe, HIGH COSTS concerns continue as the main challenge. In part, this is linked to some expensive initiatives that we are monitoring, such as investment in automation, reshoring and the impact of price fluctuations of raw materials.


top five challenges for c-suite executives



How is the C-suite primarily responding to these common challenges?   

main initiatives manufacturing executives focus on



What initiatives are companies utilizing to address these challenges?

The top focus on EFFICIENCY remains unchanged. However, there has been an intensified effort on revenue growth initiatives. Cost reduction programs have become less intensive these last two years, giving place to initiatives on margin improvement.

top manufacturing initatives to c-suite executives



What we are hearing from industry peers

what c-suite executives are saying around the world



Do we see these tendencies globally?

When data is split between emerging and developed markets, it's interesting to see how our rankings differ.


how c-suite executives respond to today's challenges



Introducing the Proudfoot C-Suite Peer REPORT

To help shed light on the answers to these questions and others, Proudfoot market and account leaders around the globe interact weekly with C-level Executives from large and mid-market companies to discuss major issues, trends, and drivers and to share insights.

Proudfoot’s new C-Suite Peer Review integrates research, facts, ideas, and provocative questions as an exploration into the growth pursuit and represents an ongoing dialogue we’re having across our client base and the industry. The Review series captures and communicates knowledge and experience from our ongoing engagements in the sector, and integrates insights gained from our immersion in industry forums and research.


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