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Weathering the Next Manufacturing Recession

Learning from the mistakes of the last recession can help manufacturing prepare for any potential future recession.

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Learning from the mistakes of the last recession can help manufacturing prepare for any potential future recession.

IDC Manufacturing Insights recently conducted a worldwide study on behalf of OpenText; the objective, understand the role B2B technologies can play in today's manufacturing organizations and to evaluate the impact on their supply chain processes.

China’s dominance as the world’s top country for sourcing hasn’t swayed under the pressures that have been the topic of discussion in the boardroom, on the campaign trail, around the dining room table, or during trade negotiations in nearly every country around the world.

IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde said the prospect of rising interest rates in the United States and an economic slowdown in China were contributing to uncertainty and a higher risk of economic vulnerability worldwide.

Economist Brian Beaulieu sees an improving economy over the next 24 months, with forward thinking companies expanding their capabilities. Is your supply chain ready for 2017?

After having slowed down from 4.2% in 2010 to 3.0% in 2011 and around 2.5% in 2012 (with the Eurozone and Japan going back into recession), the growth rate of the world economy will hold steady at 2.6% in 2013. Moreover, the stage will be set for a modest acceleration of growth in the latter part of the year and during 2014.