Factory of the future will reduce conversion costs up to 40%: BCG
Study finds leading manufacturers focus on modular production, advanced analytics, smarter robots, augmented reality.
Get ready to jump
Advanced robotics is the next great leap.
March of the robots: prepare for accelerated global adoption
The Boston Consulting Group is forecasting investment in advanced industrial robots will take off over the next decade.
US manufacturers gain as China’s cost advantage erodes
Rising wages and energy costs narrows the gap from 14% to 5%.
Fears of a US manufacturing skills gap are overblown: BCG
Current skills shortages reflect supply and demand imbalances in specific jobs in certain locations.
Sustainability leads to higher profits: BCG
Innovators focus on increasing market share, competitive advantage.
Watch out for the new breed of Asian entrepreneurs
They’re focused on accelerating growth, and they’re after your lunch.
Emerging market challengers outpacing Western multinationals
BCG report says they’re spending $1.7 trillion a year to fuel growth.
Onshoring: production returns
What’s in it for Canada?
Apple Macs to be produced in the US next year
CEO Cook says moving one line at a cost of $100 million.
US manufacturing skills gap not what it seems
Boston Consulting Group says skills gap unlikely to prevent resurgence in US manufacturing.
Strategic and active M&A delivers strong gains: BCG report
More value in divestitures than commonly believed.
BCG predicts more production US-bound from China
A Boston Consulting Group report predicts 37% of US-based large manufacturers are planning to bring back production to the US from China or are considering it.
Taking back manufacturing
The SME-Toronto initiative aims to rebalance Canada’s position in the global supply chain and bring some manufacturing home.
$100B in lost output to China coming home: BCG
Manufacturing in China for North American markets is not as cost-effective as it once was, and it appears some of the lost US production may be coming back.
China/US labour costs to converge by 2015
A new analysis by The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) forecasts US manufacturing will experience a “renaissance” as the wage gap in China shrinks.