Report: Global Manufacturing Prospects 2022

KPMG rapport

KPMG International has polled CEOs of large manufacturers to find out what is top of mind as they prepare for the challenges of 2022. The result is a report that covers the opinions of chief executives in 11 countries in Europe, North America and Asia-Pacific. It offers insights that readers can benchmark themselves against and learn from, as they decide where to invest, whom to hire and how to position themselves for the opportunities and difficulties to come.

In the preparation of this report, it became clear that the pandemic, climate change and geopolitics are driving executives to focus even more than before on a twin transformation: smart digitization and a focus on environmental, social and governance (ESG) goals. Faced with skills shortages and growing demands for change from workers, customers and investors, the need to acquire technologies that will transform the entire value chain has become more urgent than ever.

But the acquisition of technologies, such as artificial intelligence and 5G networks, does not happen in a vacuum. If companies are to restructure successfully, the entire executive suite must lead with a clear vision of where they want to go and how to take the company there. This report, we believe, will help provide CEOs with a map — of the future of manufacturing. Read the report to see how KPMG International analyzes the opinions of CEOs to provide signposts for a transformative roadmap.