No guarantees, no promises, and the uncertainties abound. Even so, there is a wave of increasing enthusiasm in the US economy bringing with it exciting growth opportunities through 2025.
According to ADP, private payrolls rose well above November 2017 estimates, with indicators pointing to steady growth that is starting to fuel capital investment, further underscoring an improving economy. (1)
And a recent McKinsey report highlights a number of US manufacturing sectors that are reversing the downward trending of recent years.
The decade ahead will reshape global manufacturing as demand grows, technology unlocks productivity gains, and companies find growth in new parts of the value chain—all of which creates an opening for US manufacturing to turn things around. After combining demand projections with an analysis of specific industry trends and historic performance, the McKinsey Global Institute finds that the United States could boost annual manufacturing value added by up to $530 billion (20 percent) over current trends by 2025. Given the importance of manufacturing to the broader economy, capturing these opportunities should be a national priority. Rather than attempting to re-create the past or preserve the status quo, the United States will need to focus on positioning its manufacturing sector to compete in the future. (2)
Also according to McKinsey, manufacturers must successfully navigate greater complexity than ever before and would do well to shift thinking from traditional procurement models.
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