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Manufacturing Survey Offers Hopeful Outlook

A new benchmark survey found that the small and mid-market manufacturers are optimistic about the future, but still are concerned about controlling costs and finding skilled workers in order to ensure the bright outlook.  

“The survey results are extremely encouraging. The majority of our members continue to achieve strong revenues and growth, even after concluding a string of very prosperous years,” said Louise O'Sullivan, founder, president and CEO of Prime Advantage in a press release. “Our members are developing new products to increase demand like never before and the power of our group intensifies every single year.” 

Prime Advantage, a Chicago-based manufacturers buying group, released the findings of its 14th Purchasing and Manufacturing Survey. This survey polled 750 small and mid sized U.S. industrial manufacturing companies.

Click on the image below to start a slideshow of the results.

What's your look on the remainder of 2015? Let us know in the comments section below.

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1 comment on “Manufacturing Survey Offers Hopeful Outlook

  1. PWMG
    September 22, 2015

    Interesting that the survey revealed the most desired traits for potential procurement hires. Not surprising, necessarily, but definitely helpful in that it confirms internal beliefs that analytical skills, negotiation skills and strong relationship management skills will go a long way to ensuring success as a procurement manager.

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