THE RESULTS Industry Pulse:
In 2020, manufacturers and distributors learned how to adapt to an unprecedented global pandemic. This year, they’re taking those lessons learned and positioning their companies for growth in a redefined marketplace (though, growing pains are inevitable).
In the Sikich Industry Pulse, our optimism index shows industry executives are hopeful about the coming six months. Their hope is coupled with the reality of continued hiring challenges and a heightened focus on validating and protecting their data. To overcome these challenges, I urge industry leaders to embrace automation, adopt innovation and challenge the status quo.
We’re challenging our own status quo by committing to survey the manufacturing and distribution industry multiple times throughout 2021, providing real-time data for our clients and colleagues.
Jerry Murphy, CPA, CMA, CGMA, Partner-in-Charge
Manufacturing & Distribution Services
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CHICAGO — Dec. 15, 2022 — With the risk of an economic recession on the horizon, manufacturers’ optimism is at an all-time low, according to a new industry report. The
Jerry Murphy’s article, “Finding answers to today’s worker shortage,” which includes results from Sikich’s M&D Pulse survey, was featured in Chicago’s Daily Herald. The article discusses the manufacturing industry’s labor
The 2022 Volume 2 M&D Industry Pulse results were featured in several media publications, highlighting the findings Sikich collected from over 100 manufacturing and distribution executives. Click below to read
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