MFGWatch quarterly survey of North American manufacturers highlights supply chain risks, employment and reshoring

Source: MFG

Aug 31, 2010

MFG.com has conducted the latest MFGWatch survey of North American manufacturers. The survey focused on their activities in the second quarter of 2010, and on their expectations for the third quarter.

Highlights of this most recent survey include a significant rise in the number of large North American manufacturers that have seen significant supply chain risks in the second quarter and a rise in the number of buyer manufacturers that are planning to investigate backshoring of production back from low-cost countries. Also of note, while larger manufacturers in the region have indicated they’ve shed jobs since April small supplier manufacturers say they’ve added jobs during the same period.

Download the latest MFGWatch survey of North American manufacturers.