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Challenges and actions

Challenges and actions

Manufacturing companies are challenged continuously in today’s volatile business environment. Responding to competition from emerging markets, developing new and innovative products and launching them globally, exposes manufacturing companies to a multitude of vital considerations that need to be explored and that are critical for the on-going success of the business.

Challenges and actions

  • Cost and productivity
    Although Swiss manufacturers responded superbly to the global financial crisis and recession of 2008/09 and have initiated comprehensive programmes to cushion the strong Swiss franc...
  • Growth markets
    Despite the strong export focus and significant global presence of Swiss manufacturers, there is still considerable potential to tap into undeveloped growth markets that should...
  • Innovation
    Despite an innovation leadership and high manufacturing quality of Swiss manufacturers, there is still un-utilised innovation potential that could further enhance their attractiveness...
  • Resource utilisation
    Improving resource utilisation is becoming increasingly important for Swiss manufacturers...
  • IT/ERP and Analytics
    In the technology area, many manufacturing companies are neglecting to upgrade their infrastructure to enable differentiating performance and to remain competitive.

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  • Dr. Ralf C. Schlaepfer
    Industry Leader Manufacturing
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