This IDC Manufacturing Insights report presents IDC Manufacturing Insights' annual top 10 predictions.
Bob Parker, group VP of research, said, "Large manufacturing firms are enjoying a healthy recovery. While uncertainty and the specter of a major economic setback remains, companies are confident enough to begin to invest in new capabilities in 2013. The focus of these investments will be to create new levels of business productivity that will be critical to success in the intelligent economy."
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Consumer packaged goods and retail, Discrete manufacturing, High tech, electronics manufacturing, Manufacturing, Manufacturing life-cycles, Manufacturing operations technology strategies, Manufacturing strategies, Manufacturing supply chain, Process manufacturing, Retail global supply chain