Building Agility in Manufacturing
For UK manufacturers, market conditions remain challenging. Volatile dynamics – the causes of which include Brexit and the ongoing impact of the global COVID-19 pandemic – mean industry firms must continue to build resilience into their operations.
As part of our quarterly Global Manufacturing Pulse Survey, we asked over 70 UK-based manufacturing businesses what the future looks like and to identify short- and mid-term priorities.
The latest round of findings indicates that environmental, social and governance (ESG), supply chain management, and digitalisation are still front of mind. Most manufacturers are facing tough competition from adjacent industries when trying to attract and retain the best people. And most face a gap when looking for the technology skills required to develop next-generation products.
Meanwhile, a universal return to the workplace is far from guaranteed as remote working continues to prove a viable option for sections of the industry, at least.