L.E.K. Consulting recently surveyed approximately 200 decision-makers across seven manufacturing industries to gain their perspectives on the near-term outlook for U.S.-based manufacturing. In this Executive Insights, we delve into the key findings from this proprietary research, including:

  • Manufacturers’ overall bullish outlook on investment and opportunities
  • Strategic imperatives that consist of continued investment in automation, Internet of Things (IoT)-enabled products and the evolution of customer-centricity 
  • Increasing concerns about continued access to skilled labor