Posted Oct 19 2016 4:00 AM by
Hoosier manufacturers, which represent the largest industry in the state, are bullish on the future even as financial performance markers are diminishing from the impressive rates seen early in the decade, according to the 2016 Indiana Manufacturing Survey: Roadblocks to Prosperity.
Posted Sep 21 2016 4:00 AM by
In the 2015 Indiana Manufacturing Survey: Back to Uncertainty, it was clear that the post-recession bounce had cooled … and so had manufacturing sentiment. The 2016 Indiana Manufacturing Survey results appear to show that regulatory burdens and the shortage of skilled workers continue to be top concerns for Hoosier manufacturers.
Posted Jul 27 2016 4:00 AM by
As economists and politicians continue to debate the latest GDP numbers, one conclusion can definitively be determined—manufacturing continues to dominate Indiana’s economy.
Posted Jul 1 2016 6:49 PM by
Employment reports published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics in June confirmed the workforce issues facing manufacturers across the country: despite the high number of job openings, manufacturing employment continues to decline. With product demand continuing to grow, manufacturers must consider ways to combat the shortage of qualified workers.
Posted Jun 16 2016 4:00 AM by
Reshoring manufacturing jobs back to the United States has been a hot topic in the industry for the past few years. The question is, why should your company consider it? Some might argue that it’s a matter of patriotism; others argue it’s a simple matter of economics – manufacturers want to bring production closer to the actual consumers of their products.
Posted Jun 10 2016 12:36 PM by
More than 250,000 Hoosiers make their living working in advanced manufacturing. Nationally, Indiana has the third highest employment numbers in the sector, and recent data indicates Indiana has a healthy economic outlook going forward compared to other states in the region.
Posted Jun 6 2016 6:37 PM by
Katz, Sapper & Miller’s 10th annual survey assessing the state of Indiana’s manufacturing and distribution industries is now underway.
Posted Jun 3 2016 7:43 PM by
Today’s consumers want the “smartest” product on the market. They want the newest make and model. They want options, upgrades, and customized products that keep them connected. As if that’s not enough, they wanted it all yesterday. Gone are the days of mass-produced “vanilla” widgets that take months to produce.
Posted Oct 12 2015 12:00 PM by
Indiana’s manufacturing sector continues to generate its share of economic development victories: The recent news that Subaru of Indiana will invest another $140 million and create 1,200 new jobs at its Lafayette plant is a major vote of confidence.
Posted Oct 6 2015 12:00 PM by
Katz, Sapper & Miller released its annual Indiana Manufacturing Survey today in collaboration with the Indiana University Kelley School of Business.