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Rising Labor Costs And The Decline of Domestic Manufacturing - Inside INdiana Business
Are company executives taking into account all factors? Labor and transportation will make an overseas location look like a cost-effective solution for a manufacturer.  However, the increased direct costs including customs, duties, fees, insurance, intermodal handling, licenses and transportation, decreased productivity, and more play a major factor in costs. 
site-selection-factors  business-globalization  global-supply-chain  labor-costs  offshoring  executive-surveys  market-proximity  Around-the-web  this-week-345  sfp-insider-123 
march 2016 by areadevelopment
Technology and talent: Key takeaways from PwC’s CEO Survey - PwC Industrial Insights Blog
78 percent of US CEOs, and 61 percent of CEOs globally, are either extremely or somewhat concerned with the rapid pace of technology change. Additionally, 72 percent of CEOs globally shared that the availability of key skills is also posing a threat. And, most US CEOs (65 percent) say they are changing how they develop their leadership pipeline, knowing the next generation of leaders will need to be comfortable with new technologies.
executive-surveys  economic-indicator-reports  economic-forecast  Around-the-web  this-week-338  sfp-insider-123 
january 2016 by areadevelopment
CFO Signals: Betting on North America despite 2016 concerns - Deloitte US
This quarter’s survey focuses on CFOs’ business outlook for 2016, and there does seem to be considerable optimism in their expectations and plans. Overall, there seems to be a belief among many that North America (and the US in particular) can continue to shoulder the burden of economic growth again in 2016—despite interest rate increases and a US presidential election that appears already on many of their minds.
CFO  executive-surveys  economic-forecast  Around-the-web  this-week-336  sfp-insider-123 
january 2016 by areadevelopment
Economic Conditions Snapshot, December 2015: McKinsey Global Survey results - McKinsey & Company
Growing shares of executives say geopolitical instability is a risk to both global and domestic growth. At the same time, their views on overall conditions have improved notably—but remain tempered on China’s prospects.
economic-forecast  executive-surveys  Around-the-web  this-week-335  sfp-insider-123 
december 2015 by areadevelopment
U.S. Is Now the Preferred Location for New Factory Capacity to Serve U.S. Market as Interest in Reshoring Stays Strong - BCG
In Sharp Reversal from Just Two Years Ago, Almost a Third of U.S. Executives at Large Manufacturers Say They Plan to Add U.S. Production over the Next Five Years for Goods Sold in the U.S., BCG Survey Finds
reshoring  backshoring  u.s.-manufacturing  onshoring  executive-surveys  Around-the-web  this-week-333  sfp-insider-123 
december 2015 by areadevelopment
10 Trends in Footprint Decisions - MAPI
Executives from 50+ companies were surveyed about where they’re investing now and how their footprint priorities will change over the next five years.
site-selection-factors  u.s.-manufacturing  executive-surveys  industry-organizations  business-expansion  Around-the-web  this-week-330  sfp-insider-123 
november 2015 by areadevelopment
2015 Warehouse & DC Operations Survey Results - Supply Chain 24/7
With the advance of omni-channel and e commerce, respondents are expanding facility size, experiencing an uptick in technology use, and applying more capital expenditures to outfit the added square footage - all positive signs of continued growth.
executive-surveys  logistics  supply-chain  e-commmerce  distribution-centers  warehouse-facility  Around-the-web  this-week-330  sfp-insider-123 
november 2015 by areadevelopment
The Challenge of Shared Prosperity - U.S. Competitiveness - Harvard Business School
In the 2015 survey on U.S. competitiveness, HBS alumni weigh in on the current state and future trajectory of U.S. competitiveness as well as the structural strengths and weaknesses of the U.S. business environment. In addition, alumni delve deeper into two aspects of competitiveness: the health of entrepreneurship in the U.S. and business leaders’ views on shared prosperity.
competitiveness  small-business  business-climate  economic-forecast  executive-surveys  STUDIES  Around-the-web  this-week-326  sfp-insider-123 
october 2015 by areadevelopment
McGladrey Survey: U.S. Market Is Attracting Strong Global Competition - McGladrey
Three in four global manufacturing and distribution executives expect profits to increase, and the sector is projecting an average growth rate of 10 percent over the next 12 months, according to an annual survey gauging middle market sentiment conducted by McGladrey LLP, the nation’s leading provider of assurance, tax and consulting services focused on the middle market.
executive-surveys  manufacturing  logistics  economic-forecast  Around-the-web  this-week-316  sfp-insider-123 
july 2015 by areadevelopment
2015 report on America’s economic engine - Deloitte
While US mid-market executives’ confidence in the economy remains high, their companies are moderating investments and making deliberate tactical adjustments to help drive success.
economic-analysis  economic-forecast  executive-surveys  Around-the-web  this-week-315  sfp-insider-123 
july 2015 by areadevelopment
C-suite Demands More Productivity: How Will Corporate Real Estate Deliver? - JLL
Skyrocketing C-suite demands for productivity are creating a “pressure cooker” of expectations for corporate real estate (CRE) teams worldwide, reveals a new JLL global survey. Although the CRE function is rapidly maturing, its transformation from tactical manager to trusted advisor is far from complete.
CRE  corporate-real-estate  STUDIES  this-week-313  Around-the-web  executive-surveys  sfp-insider-123 
july 2015 by areadevelopment

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