Publications

Reimagining industrial manufacturing operations

February 23, 2016

Manufacturers are refining everything, from the way they produce goods to how they engage with customers—and operations is leading the way.

Assembling value: Fourth-quarter 2015 industrial manufacturing industry mergers and acquisitions analysis

February 09, 2016

Two thousand and fifteen was a strong year for industrial manufacturing M&A as deal volume increased to its highest total in a decade. Despite a 30% decrease in value compared to 2014, deal value remained well above the ten-year historical average for the sector with $87.2 billion (vs. the $70 billion average).

2016 industrial manufacturing trends

January 21, 2016

Despite market uncertainty, manufacturers must weather the risk that comes with embracing new technologies.

Influence of megatrends at top leading manufacturing companies

January 06, 2016

Megatrends offer opportunities for manufacturing companies to grow. To succeed, companies must be adaptable to the emerging needs of a changing world.

Industrial manufacturing CEOs challenge the COO agenda

March 30, 2015

The changing shift in focus of COOs in the industrial manufacturing sector based off of PwC’s 18th Annual Global CEO Survey.

Global Information Security Practices: Industrial products

January 21, 2015

While the frequency and costs of security incidents show no signs of leveling off, industrial products companies are continuing to invest heavily in information security programs. As a result, they report advances in essential security processes, technologies, and personnel training. In the coming year, a key area of focus should be improved due diligence of third-party partners.

Talent management in manufacturing: The need for a fresh approach

December 15, 2014

PwC’s view on the talent gap in the manufacturing industry today. Get the right talent strategies to move your business forward.

Decision making in manufacturing

August 26, 2014

Both speed and sophistication count when you need to make a big decision. New thoughts on how decision-making capabilities are getting an upgrade.

Rethinking innovation in industrial manufacturing: Are you up for the challenge?

January 15, 2014

Rethinking innovation in industrial manufacturing: are you up to the challenge?, is a companion paper to PwC’s thorough survey report on innovation, Breakthrough innovation and growth. It explores the impact that innovation has on growth and examines how leading companies are making innovation work for their organisations. PwC surveyed 249 industrial manufacturing companies across 20 countries.

Transfer pricing for industrial products companies

October 23, 2013

What are the transfer pricing and supply chain implications of mergers and acquisitions for industrial products and services companies? PwC explores the trends.

Industrial manufacturing: Mexico Maquila BEPS scrutiny: PwC

September 17, 2013

In addition to measures proposed in the tax bill presented last September 8th the new head of the Large Taxpayer section of the SAT (Oscar Molina) announced that Mexican authorities have started taking specific actions on Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS) under a pre-defined action plan, through including anti-avoidance measures in respect of maquila and other business restructurings.

Customer Collaboration Designs Excellence

May 06, 2011

The EC “Green Paper on the future of EU VAT – Towards a simpler, more robust and efficient VAT system” provides a once in a lifetime opportunity for Industrial Products companies to help shape future reforms.

Manufacturing Excellence: Capturing growth markets

January 13, 2011

In this paper, we highlight some examples of manufacturing companies who are already building plants, working with local partners and governments, conducting research – and most importantly, generating significant sales – in key emerging markets. We take a look at why they’ve been successful, and what we think is likely to happen next .