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Top 10 manufacturing trends for 2019

December 07, 2018 / JOANNE PHOENIX

As established enterprises wrestle with becoming more innovative and agile, ‘buying in’ that mindset and approach will be an increasingly attractive option. For start-ups and SMEs, the benefit is being able to access funding and support from a wide range of sources and being able to tap into the much wider resources of larger organizations, without necessarily compromising their independence.
Whether through financial investment, accessing IP or simply agreeing on a mutual sharing of resources, 2019 will see increased partnerships and collaborations between established manufacturers and smaller operators.
2018 saw the continuation of a major conversation and focus on diversity across all levels of society. From a manufacturing perspective, the business case is clear - an organization is likely to perform better financially if its workforce is more diverse.