KPMG's 2012 Global Manufacturing Outlook: Fostering Growth through Innovation, examines an industry experiencing transformational shifts and the strategies manufacturing leaders are using to adapt to ongoing volatility, drive innovation, and position themselves for both top and bottom-line growth.
- Manufacturers are ramping up their innovation efforts to improve their offerings in anticipation of extra orders and to make themselves even leaner.
- 72 percent of respondents worldwide believe the “next wave of transformational innovation” in manufacturing is either underway or will begin in 12 to 24 months.
- One of the strongest trends to emerge from this year’s survey was the high level of innovation activity in emerging markets.
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