THE RESILIENCE CHALLENGE
The engineering and manufacturing sector (E&M) is the definition of diversity. The companies that make up the sector manufacture everything from jet engines and drilling rigs to simple fasteners and filters. Broadly speaking, though, E&M firms fall into a number of sub-sectors including Aerospace and Aviation and Industrial and Construction Equipment. The overall sector, like all industries, faces a myriad of issues around volatility, including dealing with natural disasters and supplier disruptions.
But these issues aren’t the only ones that keep sector executives up at night. E&M CEOs also worry about how to transform their frequently large and conservative companies into agile enterprises capable of meeting new competition and opportunity head on with faster, leaner and more resilient operations.