More than 9 in 10 U.S. manufacturing CEOs are confident their companies are keeping pace with technology disruption and innovation, according to the 2018 KPMG Global Manufacturing Outlook. Conversely, only-two thirds of global manufacturing CEOs express that same level of confidence in their innovation journeys, and 34 percent admit they are struggling to keep pace.
“Manufacturers are facing an unprecedented convergence of tech-driven change,” said Doug Gates, KPMG’s Global Chair of Manufacturing. “While some CEOs are expressing greater confidence in their innovation journey, it’s clear all CEOs recognize a failure to adopt and implement new technologies will leave their organizations at a competitive disadvantage.”
The KPMG research features results from an in depth survey of 73 U.S. manufacturing CEOs and 299 global manufacturing CEOs. Follow the conversation on @KPMGUS_News using the hashtag: #GMOoutlook. Among the key findings: