[Infographic] Machinery

July 2017

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Robotics and automation are exponentially enhancing machinery’s capabilities, but finding the capital and skills to develop these new products and services remains challenging for every manufacturer. Supply chain logistics and distribution disruptions are another source of anxiety for machinery manufacturers, while many worry over their ability to maintain internal financial controls and IT systems. Emissions standards and tightening environmental regulations are also widely cited as a cause for concern, which was reflected in the Trump administration’s proposed changes to manufacturing regulations. Machinery manufacturers share common anxieties this year, from environmental regulations to currency risks.