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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plan to increase their workforce
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employee retention credit eligibility
in the news
The Manufacturing & Distribution Industry Pulse results from 2021’s first quarter survey were featured in manufacturing publications, including Industrial Equipment News, SME’s Manufacturing Engineering and
CHICAGO — June 8, 2021 — Nearly all respondents (93%) to a recent industry survey said they experienced supply chain challenges as a result of the
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