Who killed manufacturing in the global north?

January 10, 2024

The manufacturing landscape is rapidly evolving as a stream of new innovations continually emerges. This transformation is propelling the industry into uncharted territories, and while the full impact on global manufacturers remains uncertain, there is a clear movement towards embracing Industry 4.0. Companies are increasingly fusing advanced technologies with established techniques, a combination that is vigorously reshuffling the status quo and transforming the manufacturing landscape into a dynamic and, at times, complex arena.

“There has never been a more exciting time to be part of the industrial manufacturing industry. Discover interesting insights on topics from digital transformation and smart manufacturing to ESG and the quest for sustainable growth through Net-Zero Impact strategies.” – Stéphane Souchet, Global Head of Industrial Manufacturing, KPMG International

Uncertainties in the future

The latest forecasts paint a sobering picture for the global manufacturing industry. A report by Interact Analysis says things might stay slow until 2025, hitting Europe the hardest. Even though the Americas had a stable first half in 2023, that luck might change. Deloitte’s report predicts further economic uncertainties, shortage of skilled workers, ongoing supply chain disruptions, and new challenges as they aim for product innovation to meet net-zero emissions goals. Manufacturers are at a crossroads, needing to adapt or face a tough new reality.

Communication for manufacturing renaissance

As the manufacturing industry scrambles to keep up with the changing environment, effectively communicating your goals and the value you bring can be highly beneficial to stay competitive and build an informed community that corelates with your vision.  Public Relations becomes a strategic tool for managing the narrative. The tailored communications connect with people from diverse regions in a way that resonates with them.

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Amid manufacturing challenges, these strategies can be quite helpful to face the complexities, global competition, and regulations. This approach helps to transform challenges into opportunities, ensuring continual growth in this ever-evolving industry, and guiding you to make the right decisions for lasting success.

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