Market Research RSS Feedshttp://www.djsresearch.co.ukMarket Research RSS FeedsSat, 16 Oct 2021 06:28:23 BST 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 Brexit affecting headcount in manufacturing, reveals poll Brexit affecting headcount in manufacturing: A survey of UK engineering and manufacturing respondents has found that a third of those polled have suspended or decreased their headcount due to Brexit. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Brexit-affecting-headcount-in-manufacturing-reveals-poll-04365 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Brexit-affecting-headcount-in-manufacturing-reveals-poll-04365 87% of mining businesses say their cyber-security could be stronger, according to poll 87% of mining businesses say their cyber-security could be stronger: A survey of businesses across the mining sector has revealed that the majority (87%) believe that their processes to thwart cyber attacks could be more robust. Slightly fewer respondents (84%) also said that more could be done within their company to prevent the mishandling of data. More than three-quarters (79%) said that introducing Industry Internet of Things solutions (IIoT) is essential if they want to have an advantage over competitors. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/87percent-of-mining-businesses-say-their-cyber-security-could-be-stronger-according-to-poll-04401 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/87percent-of-mining-businesses-say-their-cyber-security-could-be-stronger-according-to-poll-04401 British Chambers of Commerce survey points to manufacturing slowdown British Chambers of Commerce survey points to manufacturing slowdown: A major survey of over 6,800 UK businesses has found UK manufacturing growth is at its lowest level in years. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/British-Chambers-of-Commerce-survey-points-to-manufacturing-slowdown-04402 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/British-Chambers-of-Commerce-survey-points-to-manufacturing-slowdown-04402 Industrial Trends Survey shows manufacturing activity continues to weaken Industrial Trends Survey shows manufacturing activity continues to weaken: A survey of manufacturers has revealed output growth recorded in the quarter to March 2019 is at the weakest level since May 2018. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Industrial-Trends-Survey-shows-manufacturing-activity-continues-to-weaken-04332 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Industrial-Trends-Survey-shows-manufacturing-activity-continues-to-weaken-04332 Almost half UK manufacturers have taken action to prepare for EU exit Almost half UK manufacturers have taken action to prepare for EU exit: As Brexit draws closer, a survey by the manufacturers' organisation, MAKE UK (formerly the Engineering Employers Federation, EEF) has found almost half (44%) of the manufacturing firms polled have made plans for the EU departure on 29 March 2019. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Almost-half-UK-manufacturers-have-taken-action-to-prepare-for-EU-exit-04317 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Almost-half-UK-manufacturers-have-taken-action-to-prepare-for-EU-exit-04317 Research suggests UK manufacturers are in demand overseas, despite on-going trade negotiations http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Research-suggests-UK-manufacturers-are-in-demand-overseas-despite-on-going-trade-negotiations-04135 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Research-suggests-UK-manufacturers-are-in-demand-overseas-despite-on-going-trade-negotiations-04135 A recent Markit PMI survey reveals that the industrial sector continues to drive global economy A recent Markit PMI survey reveals that the industrial sector continues to drive global economy: The latest Markit PMI report explains that the industrial sector is continuing to boost the global economy, ranking second amongst other broad sectors including: technology, telecommunication services, financials, basic materials, healthcare and consumer services. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/A-recent-Markit-PMI-survey-reveals-that-the-industrial-sector-continues-to-drive-global-economy-03758 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/A-recent-Markit-PMI-survey-reveals-that-the-industrial-sector-continues-to-drive-global-economy-03758