MFGWatch Surveys

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MFGWatch Q1 2012
Quarterly Survey of North American Manufacturers

MFGWatch Executive Summary: Large Manufacturers See Softening Business Conditions, While Small & Medium Sized Manufacturers See Improving Business Opportunities.

MFGWatch Q4 2011
Quarterly Survey of North American Manufacturers

MFGWatch Executive Summary: Overall manufacturing business conditions improve for product manufacturers (buyers) and job shops/contract manufacturers (suppliers) with both reporting increased sales; job shops/contract manufacturers report growths in capacity and customer inquiries; reshoring still not a noticeable trend for product manufacturers but intentions to reshore increased; more education needed on exporting before manufacturers will become willing to explore international markets; increase in concerns about availability of qualified labor.

MFGWatch Q3 2011
Quarterly Survey of North American Manufacturers

MFGWatch Executive Summary: Job Shop and Contract Manufacturers (Suppliers) Continue To Not Consider Exporting As A Strategy. Overall Manufacturing Business Conditions Improve For Product Manufacturers (Buyers); Supply-Side Manufacturers Cautious. Supply Chain Disruptions Continue To Plague Product Manufacturers. Top Supply Chain Concerns Among North American Manufacturers: Operating Costs.