Cutting-edge industry trends expected to have a significant impact in 2019 and beyond.
Alithya Group and its Fullscope division, a provider of Microsoft Dynamics 365 (formerly Dynamics AX and CRM) technology platform, have released the results and analysis for their 2019 Manufacturing Industry Trends Survey*. To learn how organizations are preparing for 2019, over 100 top manufacturing executives were surveyed in late 2018 with questions designed to highlight their most pressing issues, top challenges, and growth initiatives.
The survey report offers that 28.3% of manufacturers expect their annual growth rate to be superior to the predicted industry growth rate of 6.6%. As well, the survey presents insights on:
- Spending on capital projects as well as M&A activity and strategy
- Top technology investments manufacturers are making to stay relevant and better anticipate their customers’ demands
- The ability to identify profitable products, customers and regions
- What manufacturers are doing to improve collaboration with customers, suppliers and internal users
“The U.S. economy has been undeniably strong and 2018 was a productive year for many manufacturing companies. This led us to uncover how manufacturers are utilizing the economic upturn to their advantage, and how they are making production more efficient, while improving quality. One of the most interesting findings is around key technology investments needed to stay relevant and better anticipate customer demands. We are pleased to share the latest manufacturing trends and insights,” says John Scandar, Senior Vice President at Alithya.