62.3% of all respondents expect their operations’ tons/shipped to rise in 2017, compared to 2016. This positive result frames our understanding of numerous other insights drawn from the 2017 FORGING Business Outlook survey
The great business challenges of our age revolve around “customization”: how can something be designed effectively and manufactured efficiently while still allowing the buyer to indulge the sensation that he or she is individual, valued, unique. Manufacturers are caught squarely in the middle of this: a designer can pitch an idea to a consumer; a consumer can issue demands to a designer; but neither one will realize anything without a producer, a builder, or a manufacturer ...
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