M&D Report

M&D Report 2019

Sikich’s fifth Manufacturing & Distribution survey was recently completed—and the results are in.

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findings Summary

Automation
most companies reported employing automation, although only approximately one-third or fewer use automation extensively
the future
27% of executives expect a U.S. Recession within the next 12 months
cyber security
half of the companies reported they had suffered a data breach or cyber attack involving their computer systems or networks over the previous 12 months
competing for talent in a tight labor market
top two steps companies are taking to help ensure they have the talent required
0 %
0 %
0 %
Undertaking initiatives to enhance the commitment and engagement
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Assessing the workforce to determine which additional skills will be needed
Undertaking initiatives to enhance the commitment and engagement
Assessing the workforce to determine which additional skills will be needed
e-commerce
Nearly 50% of companies reported selling their products through amazon and other e-commerce companies
0 %
39% reported that sales had exceeded their expectations
while 37% said sales had fallen short of expectations
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