A survey of more than 750 U.S. manufacturers shows continued optimism about revenues and employment as well as increasing demand for flexibility and responsiveness in supply chains. Moreover, confidence in growing revenues extends into 2016.
Despite concerns about rising costs and a lack of qualified workers, purchasing and manufacturing executives at mid-sized U.S. industrial manufacturing companies remain optimistic about revenues and employment for the balance of 2014 and going forward.
Mid-sized manufacturers are optimistic about revenues and employment despite concerns about federal regulations and fiscal policy uncertainties, according to the 12th semi-annual Group Outlook Survey from Prime Advantage, a purchasing group for industrial manufacturers.
CFOs remain optimistic about financial prospects and are focused on growth, as indicated by increased hiring, capital and R&D investments, according to buying consortium Prime Advantage's fifth annual Group CFO Survey.