The Future of Manufacturing
A report by the World Economic Forum in collaboration with Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited explains that challenges in talent, innovation, infrastructure, and energy consumption are what countries and companies in the manufacturing industry must prepare to face in the coming years.
Swiss Manufacturing Survey
Swiss manufacturing companies have a much brighter outlook than two years ago and growth is back on the agenda again.
Cracking the genetic code of high-performing manufacturers
What enables high-performing manufacturers to excel consistently? How are they positioning themselves for the future? How do they differentiate themselves? And what capabilities are table stakes? We examine the capabilities that set high-performing manufacturers apart today, and likely will in the future.
Over the past few years, the pressure on the Swiss manufacturing industry to innovate has intensified markedly and, with it, pressure on Switzerland and its industrial sector as flagships for innovation.
Industrial Products & Services
The Industrial Products & Services sector in Switzerland includes mechanical engineering and electrical engineering and electronics companies as well as precision instrument manufacturers.
Amid intensifying global competition and the need to develop new markets as well as optimise growth in established markets, innovation and new products/services are vital for companies in this sector.
To increase their future competitiveness, the establishment of a comprehensive culture of innovation spanning all business areas becomes indispensable for Swiss manufacturers. The building of an innovation management model that includes both strategic and organisational aspects is a clear competitive advantage.
An additional opportunity is the bundling of higher-margin services businesses with industrial products and/or the introduction of new, exclusive services in established and new growth markets alike. The servitization trend in the global manufacturing industry is ever-increasing and offers new growth potentials for Swiss manufacturers.