Perspectives on Manufacturing Industries 2012

During the past two years, mechanical and plant engineering has surged in established markets, driven in particular by the robust demand being generated by new markets such as China, Russia, India and Brazil. Today, however, all signs are pointing toward stagnation—albeit at a high level.

As global competition becomes increasingly complex, growth in global markets will require the next step in the organizational revolution to be taken. For example, Norbert Scheuch, Chairman of the Executive Board of Putzmeister, underscored this point in a recent interview with us, outlining the challenges created by structural changes in the concrete pump market, the success factors for restructuring, and Putzmeister’s evolution from a world-champion exporter to a global player.

This issue of Perspectives on Manufacturing Industries highlights, through numerous articles, the many challenges and options that industrial companies are currently facing.




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Perspectives on Manufacturing Industries 2012