In partnership with RBC Capital Markets, MAPI examined how companies manage their mergers and acquisitions programs and transactions, including deal sourcing practices, internal deal communications practices and protocols, valuations and returns practices, due diligence processes, M&A perform
Growth & Innovation, Marketing, Marketing Communications, Digital Marketing, Lead & Demand Generation, Social Media Management, Strategic Marketing, Channel Management, Operations, Information Technology
Customer-centricity is on the rise. But are marketers in B2B manufacturing doing what they can to embrace it? MAPI teamed up with the experts at Oracle Marketing Cloud to survey sales and marketing leaders at global MAPI-member manufacturing companies headquartered across North America.
Over the last 20 years, the growing global economy has allowed manufacturers to enter new markets to serve an increasingly global customer base while also shortening supply chains and reducing cost structures.
Global Economy, Economic Environment, Money & Finance, GDP
Kris Bledowski, director of economic studies, says the European economic recovery is proceeding slowly and the sources of growth are more balanced than in the past. Despite low interest rates, capital formation has stalled.
A number of factors have challenged economic growth in 2015, among them a second straight severe winter, the West Coast port strike, a strong dollar, and collapse of oil prices, but assuming the first two were anomalies, there should be marginal improvement for 2016, according to a new forecast.
As the U.S. trade deficit in manufactures rose in the third quarter while the Chinese surplus remained flat, it incurred an estimated trade-related loss of 150,000 American jobs, and heading toward more than 600,000 for the calendar year.
Inventory is often considered the most valuable category of assets on manufacturers’ books. Since it has its downsides—tying up large amounts of cash and sometimes diminishing in value—it is common practice to minimize inventory as much as possible without hurting customer service levels.
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