Manufacturing is entering an exciting new phase of opportunities. In developed economies,
impacted by a series of recessionary trends, manufacturing is being compelled to
innovate, manage rising labor costs and improve safety standards. In developing
and emerging markets, rapid industrialization is sparking demand for localized products.
There is dramatic change in the demographics of end-consumers and their buying behavior.
Simultaneously, globalization is bringing a change in enterprise workforce culture
and sourcing strategies.