As the government works out its response to manufacturers’ demands for a comprehensive new industrial strategy, The Manufacturer is launching its annual survey of sentiment around the sector.
It is part of The Manufacturer magazine’s commitment to be an independent source of commentary, information, data and support, to help companies of sizes within UK manufacturing to maximise their competitiveness and productivity.
The Annual Manufacturing Report 2018 is specifically designed to gauge the mood of manufacturers, to see how they are responding to an unprecedented series of pressures that offer hope and fear in almost equal measure.
From the great promise of new digital technologies to the gaping uncertainties of Brexit and the ever-looming skills shortage, it is important to find out how manufacturers are coping.
Let us know how you feel – the survey is very simple and quick to take, no more than five minutes, and will have an important bearing on how policymakers react in the coming months.
This is your chance to be heard. Go to: https://www.research.net/r/AMRTMweb
We are seeking your views on:
SMART FACTORIES sponsored by Columbus
What is your attitude to investing in new manufacturing management systems and improved productivity?
LEADERSHIP AND INDUSTRIAL STRATEGY
How worried are you about Brexit, its impact on regulations and supply chain management? And are you confident in the government’s promise of a new, improved industrial strategy?
How are you planning to finance any capex you have planned? Are the banks providing you with what you need? Are you using your balance sheet to fund investment?
DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION sponsored by Dell EMC
Are you committed to investing in Industry 4.0 technologies to fuel innovation, competitiveness and customer service?
THE FUTURE WORKFORCE
How concerned are you at the apparent lack of skilled young people entering the workforce and who should carry the brunt of responsibility for that?
GROWTH AND EXPORTS
Are you positive about future growth, and where will it come from? Are you actively pursuing an export strategy, or building on the one you have?
Respondents will receive a copy of the final report, due to be published in January 2018. Just as important will be the knowledge that you have added to the debate over the future of manufacturing at a time when it has never faced so many challenges.