Karen Kurek, the head of McGladrey’s Manufacturing/Wholesale Distribution practice, recently sat down for a wide ranging interview on key issues confronting the industry today.
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US versus the world – How does the manufacturing industry compare? The reported demise of manufacturing in the US has been greatly exaggerated, but the challenges are real. Learn where US companies are succeeding – and which sectors are facing problems.
Energy and commodities price volatility – What next?
Turmoil in the Middle East has driven a spike in energy costs, and other commodity prices also are heading up. How are manufacturers reacting, and what can they do to control the affect on their margins?
The Japanese crisis – What does it mean for your supply chain?
The human toll of Japan’s earthquake and tsunami is horrifying. This tragedy also is affecting supply chains in key industries – and is adding to problems in one already suffering US industry.
Taxes, regulation and free trade – Good news or bad?
The extension of the Bush tax cuts is welcome news, especially for many smaller manufacturers, but environmental regulation and free trade remain concerns.