Manufacturers Are Optimistic About the Future

Things are looking up for the manufacturing industry. In a Grant Thornton survey, manufacturers were cautiously optimistic about the future of their companies and the overall economy.

Optimistic manufacturer, Fishbowl BlogOf the 63 senior executives in top U.S. manufacturing companies, 91 percent feel optimistic about their business’ growth in the next six months, compared to just 9 percent who are pessimistic.

While the vast majority of these manufacturers are hopeful about the future for their companies, they’re a bit more modest about the prospects for the overall economy. Sixty percent of them believe the U.S. economy will improve in the next six months, while the other 40 percent think we could experience a double-dip recession.

On the job front, 44 percent of these manufacturers expect to hire new employees soon. This number suggests that they’re trying to reconcile their upbeat attitudes about their companies with their more tempered view of the economy. This is pretty good news for skilled workers who have had a tough time finding a manufacturing job after the economy suffered major losses over the past few years.

Even if the economy falters, your company can weather the storm with manufacturing inventory software. Manufacturing inventory software lets you track purchase orders from the moment they come in, all through the manufacturing process to the delivery. You can make sure you have the right number of parts and products to meet demand. You can also save money by not having too much inventory on hand.

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About Robert Lockard

Robert Lockard is a copywriter with Fishbowl. He writes for several blogs about inventory management, manufacturing, QuickBooks and small business. Fishbowl Inventory is the #1-requested inventory management software for QuickBooks users. Robert enjoys running, reading, writing, spending time with his wife and children, and watching movies. His favorite movies include Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, Fiddler on the Roof, Back to the Future and Lawrence of Arabia.
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2 Responses to Manufacturers Are Optimistic About the Future

  1. Jack says:

    91% are optimistic – that sure is higher than I would have guessed! Hopefully things continue to move upward and the economy gets back on track!

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