2022 BDO Manufacturing CFO Outlook Survey

In five years, the manufacturing industry will look unrecognizable. The Industry 4.0 race is heating up and manufacturers’ digital destinies are diverging. Global tax regulations are shifting and may have a profound impact on manufacturers’ business plans. Supply chains are under enormous pressure, but there are new chances to unlock value.
 
BDO’s 2022 Manufacturing CFO Outlook Survey asked 100 manufacturing CFOs their plans for navigating the dynamic business landscape while enabling new growth and innovation.
 

Explore the survey findings to discover how manufacturing CFOs will overcome uncertainty and capture new opportunities in 2022:

 

 

Quote  The stakes are high for manufacturers in 2022. As the Industry 4.0 race narrows, international regulations evolve and global supply chains realign, the window is closing to gain a competitive edge. Over the next 12 months, the most successful businesses will make smart moves decisively and at scale to capture new opportunities and create above-average growth.   


ESKANDER YAVAR
Manufacturing National Practice Leader, BDO USA and NAM Board Member


 

 

METHODOLOGY

BDO’s 2022 Manufacturing CFO Outlook Survey polled 100 manufacturing industry CFOs with revenues ranging from $250 million to $3 billion in October 2021. The survey was conducted by Rabin Research Company, an independent marketing research firm, using Op4G’s panel of executives.

 

COMPANY TYPE

50% Private
50% Public
 

AREA OF OPERATIONS

55% Global
45% U.S. only
 

ANNUAL REVENUE

14% $251M-$500M
29% $501M-$750M
36% $751M-$999M
16% $1B-Just under $2B
1% Over $3B
 

SUBSECTOR

25% Automotive & transportation
14% Food & beverage
14% Electronics & computers
13% Apparel & textiles
11% Chemicals
10% Materials
(metals, wood, paper, plastic, rubber)
8%

Machinery

8% Aerospace & defense