KPMG International’s Global Manufacturing Outlook (GMO) 6th annual report provides a comprehensive overview of the global manufacturing sector. It includes forward-thinking advice, practical insights and valuable benchmarks from KPMG partners as well as industry experts and leaders. The GMO explores the steps that manufacturers around the world are taking to prepare their organizations for the innovation and technology-driven transformation that is to come. The insights and take-aways contained within this report will help manufacturers better understand their competitive position and prepare their organization for long-term growth and competitive advantage.
About the survey
The Global Manufacturing Outlook 2015 is based on a survey of 386 senior executives conducted by Forbes on behalf of KPMG International completed in early 2015. Respondents represented six industries: Aerospace and Defense, Automotive, Conglomerates, Life Sciences - Medical Devices, Engineering and Industrial Products and Metals. Fifty percent of respondents held C-level positions and a third represented organizations with more than US$5 billion in annual revenue. Respondents were distributed evenly between the Americas, Europe and Asia.