Market Research RSS Feedshttp://www.djsresearch.co.ukMarket Research RSS FeedsSat, 25 Jun 2022 23:38:27 BST 97% of organisations experienced supply chain delays in 2021, finds survey 97% of organisations experienced supply chain delays in 2021: A survey of supply chain decision makers has revealed that the vast majority experienced delays to their organisation's supply chain in 2021. And when asked about priorities for 2022, supply chain was cited as a priority by almost two-thirds of companies. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/97percent-of-organisations-experienced-supply-chain-delays-in-2021-finds-survey-05072 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/97percent-of-organisations-experienced-supply-chain-delays-in-2021-finds-survey-05072 Four-fifths of manufacturing firms planning price increases in next three months, finds survey Four-fifths of manufacturing firms planning price increases in next three months: The latest CBI survey, has found that in the next few months, four-fifths of manufacturers are expecting price rises - the largest number since 1976 when a series of energy crises led to sharp rises in the price of crude oil, resulting in manufacturers raising prices. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Four-fifths-of-manufacturing-firms-planning-price-increases-in-next-three-months-finds-survey-05073 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Four-fifths-of-manufacturing-firms-planning-price-increases-in-next-three-months-finds-survey-05073 57% of manufacturing leaders are not comfortable with making their business fully digital, reveals survey 57% of manufacturing leaders are not comfortable with making their business fully digital: A recent survey into the progression of the manufacturing industry has revealed that 57% of leaders in the sector would not feel confident in making their business completely digital. Furthermore, it was uncovered that over half lack the required skills needed to move the industry away from being paper based. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/57percent-of-manufacturing-leaders-are-not-comfortable-with-making-their-business-fully-digital-reveals-survey-05063 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/57percent-of-manufacturing-leaders-are-not-comfortable-with-making-their-business-fully-digital-reveals-survey-05063 UK manufacturing firms report feeling more positive about growth outlook going into 2022, according to survey UK manufacturing firms report feeling more positive about growth outlook going into 2022: A survey has revealed that as manufacturers in the UK enter a new year (2022), they are feeling more positive about the growth outlook for their company than they are for the UK or global economy. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/UK-manufacturing-firms-report-feeling-more-positive-about-growth-outlook-going-into-2022-according-to-survey-05021 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/UK-manufacturing-firms-report-feeling-more-positive-about-growth-outlook-going-into-2022-according-to-survey-05021 63% of manufacturing executives say their organisation’s business model has changed, reveals survey 63% of manufacturing executives say their organisation's business model has changed: A recent survey by Econsultancy, with Coveo and Stiecore, has revealed that almost two thirds (63%) of executives of manufacturing companies say they have changed their business model in light of the Covid-19 pandemic. The study polled 467 manufacturing executives from the UK and mainland Europe and found that many had allowed their IT and tech teams to take a bigger role within the company. Furthermore, the use of websites and digital portals by manufacturing agencies has risen by 38% in the last year. Another common change that manufacturing organisations have experienced is going from offering products to providing services, reported by 65% as a long-term plan for the company. In addition, many firms started selling directly to customers; however, only 45% said it was for the longer-term. When asked about whether the IT change will be a more permanent feature of the organisation, 65% it would be a long-term change, leaving 35% admitting it is just in the short-term. Furthermore, 39% of participants said that implementing new technology platforms would allow their customers to have a better digital experience. Manufacturing executives will have to decide which technology will have the biggest impact on the company, with 35% saying they would like a system that would allow the customer to personalise their searches. Furthermore, 34% said they would like to use the internet to offer new services or products to customers, with a quarter also saying they would like more advanced analytics so they can evaluate any interaction. The survey also uncovered that half the executives polled were not confident they can make and promote the product in the best way. Two-fifths (41%) said it is because the data is too complex and is from too many data sources, with 37% blaming unreliable data sets. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/63percent-of-manufacturing-executives-say-their-organisations-business-model-has-changed-reveals-survey-04996 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/63percent-of-manufacturing-executives-say-their-organisations-business-model-has-changed-reveals-survey-04996 Over half of manufacturing firms have used 3D printing for more than five years, survey finds Over half of manufacturing firms have used 3D printing for more than five years: A recent survey by PostProcess have uncovered that 51% of manufacturing firms say they have used 3D printing for at least the last five years, up from 45% in 2020. The study has been running since 2019, and polled the users of post-processing systems in an attempt to outline the future for the post-printing and 3D printing industry. The survey found that the number of firms that said they would use 3D printing for prototyping over the next five years had decreased from 57% in 2019, to 44% in 2021. When asked about what would make them invest more into 3D printing, over three-quarters (76%) said 'improving end part quality', with a further 38% saying 'reducing the company's dependency on labour'. In addition, many manufacturing firms stated the importance of health and safety, with 36% saying they would invest more into the 3D printing industry if it made work safer for their employees. However, 8% said they currently have no plans to invest into the 3D printing industry. The survey also looked at the impact that the Covid-19 pandemic has had on the 3D printing industry, with just under a third (32%) saying they want to use 3D printing more as a result; with the majority of them being based in Europe. The research highlights that the number of manufacturing firms using more than one production method has dropped to just half, down from seven in 10 in 2020. Furthermore, when asked about what they use the production technologies for, 52% said they used 3D printing for prototyping in 2021; a decrease from 65% in 2019. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Over-half-of-manufacturing-firms-have-used-3D-printing-for-more-than-five-years-survey-finds-05000 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Over-half-of-manufacturing-firms-have-used-3D-printing-for-more-than-five-years-survey-finds-05000 Manufacturing industry sees growth in output increase to its fastest pace in last quarter of 2021 Manufacturing industry sees growth in output increase to its fastest pace in last quarter of 2021: A survey by the CBI has found that UK manufacturing output experienced a period of accelerated growth in the last quarter of the year to December 2021. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Manufacturing-industry-sees-growth-in-output-increase-to-its-fastest-pace-in-last-quarter-of-2021-05009 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Manufacturing-industry-sees-growth-in-output-increase-to-its-fastest-pace-in-last-quarter-of-2021-05009 96% of British manufacturers have faced difficulties due to rising supply chain prices, finds survey 96% of British manufacturers have faced difficulties due to rising supply chain prices: A survey of small manufacturers in the UK has revealed that almost all of those polled (96%) have experienced difficulties with the rising costs of within their supply chain, with more than half of those polled describing the situation as a 'major' problem. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/96percent-of-British-manufacturers-have-faced-difficulties-due-to-rising-supply-chain-prices-finds-survey-04925 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/96percent-of-British-manufacturers-have-faced-difficulties-due-to-rising-supply-chain-prices-finds-survey-04925 Electronics manufacturers are struggling to hire enough workers, with 80% expecting the situation to continue, finds survey Electronics manufacturers are struggling to hire enough workers, with 80% expecting the situation to continue: A survey of electronics manufacturers has revealed insight into the current state of the sector, with 80% of respondents saying the challenge of finding qualified workers is not likely to ease. In response to this, nearly half those polled said they have taken to upskilling their workforce (46%) as well as increasing wages (44%) in a bid to attract and keep workers. The survey by IPC, which polled hundreds of electronics manufacturers around the globe, also found that a global shortage of products and components is causing problems with production delays, increased materials costs and optimism within the industry. Nearly nine out of 10 respondents (88%) reported experiencing increased lead times, with nearly a third (31%) seeing delays to products of eight weeks or more. Asked when they expect the shortages to end, over half (58%) believe it will be the second half of 2022 at the earliest, according to the research. Six in 10 companies polled also reported that backlogs are increasing as global inventories are declining, with a quarter believing they will continue to deplete. Just under half expect inventories to stay flat. The research also found that 90% of those polled said that they have paid higher prices to their supppliers due to shortages. Shawn DuBravac, IPC chief economist and lead researcher on the study, said: 'Supply shortages and other dislocations are impacting the global electronics supply chain and every downstream industry these manufacturers serve. Strong demand is helping industry sales, but shortages are delaying shipments and increasing backlogs. Manufacturers are facing higher prices as they compete for limited supply. This is a global phenomenon that is going to take well into next year to resolve." http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Electronics-manufacturers-are-struggling-to-hire-enough-workers-with-80percent-expecting-the-situation-to-continue-finds-survey-04941 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Electronics-manufacturers-are-struggling-to-hire-enough-workers-with-80percent-expecting-the-situation-to-continue-finds-survey-04941 Order books hit record high, whilst manufacturers struggle to meet high demand due to supply chain challenges, finds survey Order books hit record high, whilst manufacturers struggle to meet high demand due to supply chain challenges: As order books have grown to their strongest level since 1977 when records began, output growth has continued to slow according to the latest industrial trends survey by the CBI, as manufacturers struggle to meet high demand amid supply chain back-ups. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Order-books-hit-record-high-whilst-manufacturers-struggle-to-meet-high-demand-due-to-supply-chain-challenges-finds-survey-04942 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Order-books-hit-record-high-whilst-manufacturers-struggle-to-meet-high-demand-due-to-supply-chain-challenges-finds-survey-04942 Six out of 10 engineers working in manufacturing sector are happy in their current job, finds survey Six out of 10 engineers working in manufacturing sector are happy in their current job: The Engineer has published the findings of its latest annual engineering survey, finding that salaries have risen by an average of 10% since 2019. It also found that 60% of engineers working in the manufacturing sector are happy in their current role. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Six-out-of-10-engineers-working-in-manufacturing-sector-are-happy-in-their-current-job-finds-survey-04847 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Six-out-of-10-engineers-working-in-manufacturing-sector-are-happy-in-their-current-job-finds-survey-04847 Nearly half manufacturing companies looking to improve cybersecurity around IoT, according to survey Nearly half manufacturing companies looking to improve cybersecurity around IoT: A survey of manufacturing companies in the UK, US, China, Japan and Germany has found that following a year of Covid-19, more than half (48%) are looking to prioritise improving cybersecurity around IoT and embedded systems/devices. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Nearly-half-manufacturing-companies-looking-to-improve-cybersecurity-around-IoT-according-to-survey-04818 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Nearly-half-manufacturing-companies-looking-to-improve-cybersecurity-around-IoT-according-to-survey-04818 A third of UK manufacturing companies predict a challenging 2021 due to COVID and Brexit, finds poll A third of UK manufacturing companies predict a challenging 2021 due to COVID and Brexit: A survey of UK manufacturing companies, aiming to uncover projections of the manufacturing industry in 2021, has found a third of businesses predict a difficult year for investments in the UK after Coronavirus and Brexit have obstructed trading. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/A-third-of-UK-manufacturing-companies-predict-a-challenging-2021-due-to-COVID-and-Brexit-finds-poll-04811 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/A-third-of-UK-manufacturing-companies-predict-a-challenging-2021-due-to-COVID-and-Brexit-finds-poll-04811 Almost a third of manufacturing businesses looking to reshore activity to UK, according to poll Almost a third of manufacturing businesses looking to reshore activity to UK, according to poll: A survey of manufacturing businesses, which seeks to track how desirable the UK is for foreign direct investment (FDI), has found that almost a third (32%) said they would be looking to reshore activity to the UK. It also found that 32% are planning to invest in the UK over the coming year. The EY UK Attractiveness Survey polled 220 non-UK decision makers, finding that more than two-fifths (43%) plan to follow through with UK investments that had been planned prior to the Covid-19 crisis, however this was down significantly from April. when it was almost three quarters (72%). The research also found that 35% have reduced their UK FDI plans over the next 12 months, with 17% saying they have put them on hold temporarily. One in twenty survey participants (5%) said that due to Covid-19 they have cancelled their UK plans, while just over a fifth (21%) said they have increased their investment ' a rise of 16 percentage points since April when 5% of respondents said the same. When asked about how attractive the UK is in the longer term, more than half the respondents polled (53%) said its appeal will grow over the next three years, which marks an increase a third (34%) who said the same in April, and a quarter (26%) who said the same 12 months ago. Analysis by EY reveals that changes are being driven by changes in supply chain strategies, with 98% of manufacturing participants revealing they are planning to remodel their supply chains going forward (66% of the total respondents polled). Almost a third of respondents (32%) said they plan to move to regional supply chains in the future, which rises to 40% amongst manufacturing respondents. Furthermore, 30% said they are planning to reduce their reliance on a single country, which increases to 42% amongst manufacturers. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Almost-a-third-of-manufacturing-businesses-looking-to-reshore-activity-to-UK-according-to-poll-04755 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Almost-a-third-of-manufacturing-businesses-looking-to-reshore-activity-to-UK-according-to-poll-04755 85% of young people living in rural areas of the UK believe Covid-19 will impact their future, according to survey 85% of young people living in rural areas of the UK believe Covid-19 will impact their future: A survey of young people living in rural areas of the UK has revealed that 85% are concerned about what Covid-19 may mean for their future. The report titled Covid-19 and Post-Brexit Rural Future also revealed the views of young people when considering a future living and working in rural areas. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/85percent-of-young-people-living-in-rural-areas-of-the-UK-believe-Covid-19-will-impact-their-future-according-to-survey-04748 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/85percent-of-young-people-living-in-rural-areas-of-the-UK-believe-Covid-19-will-impact-their-future-according-to-survey-04748 53% manufacturing firms are planning to make redundancies in next six months, finds survey 53% of manufacturing firms are planning to make redundancies in next six months: As the global coronavirus crisis continues, a survey has found that more than half the manufacturers questioned in an industry poll said that they are planning redundancies in the next six months - this is despite seeing a gradual increase in sales and orders. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/53percent-manufacturing-firms-are-planning-to-make-redundancies-in-next-six-months-finds-survey-04674 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/53percent-manufacturing-firms-are-planning-to-make-redundancies-in-next-six-months-finds-survey-04674 Two-thirds of UK manufacturers saw order books halved in March due to COVID-19, reveals survey Two-thirds of UK manufacturers saw order books halved in March due to COVID-19: A survey of UK manufacturers (with fewer than 250 staff) found that 68% saw their order books reduce by half in March, due to coronavirus. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Two-thirds-of-UK-manufacturers-saw-order-books-halved-in-March-due-to-COVID-19-reveals-survey-04611 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Two-thirds-of-UK-manufacturers-saw-order-books-halved-in-March-due-to-COVID-19-reveals-survey-04611 Six in 10 manufacturing professionals expect the sector to recover by mid 2021 Six in 10 manufacturing professionals expect the sector to recover by mid 2021: A survey of manufacturing professionals has found encouraging levels of optimism within the sector, with 60% expecting it to return to 'business as usual' by mid 2021, following the current coronavirus pandemic. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Six-in-10-manufacturing-professionals-expect-the-sector-to-recover-by-mid-2021-04670 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Six-in-10-manufacturing-professionals-expect-the-sector-to-recover-by-mid-2021-04670 Manufacturing in UK declines at fastest rate in eight years, due to COVID-19 Manufacturing in UK declines at fastest rate in eight years, due to COVID-19: A survey of business leaders in the manufacturing sector has found that business output as well as orders have slumped - at the fastest rate seen in eight years, owing to COVID-19. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Manufacturing-in-UK-declines-at-fastest-rate-in-eight-years-due-to-COVID-19-04588 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Manufacturing-in-UK-declines-at-fastest-rate-in-eight-years-due-to-COVID-19-04588 85% of manufacturers see it as their duty to promote staff wellbeing, reveals survey 85% of manufacturers see it as their duty to promote staff wellbeing: A new survey of manufacturers has found that health and wellbeing within the workplace is becoming increasingly important, with 85% of manufacturing bosses surveyed believing it is their duty to help promote the physical and mental wellbeing of their employees. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/85percent-of-manufacturers-see-it-as-their-duty-to-promote-staff-wellbeing-reveals-survey-04533 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/85percent-of-manufacturers-see-it-as-their-duty-to-promote-staff-wellbeing-reveals-survey-04533