Off the radar: Managing through inflation

November 2013
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Off the radar: Managing through inflation

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While inflation is not a serious threat right now, it's invariably part of the boom and bust cycle of our economy. We looked at three potential scenarios that could trigger inflation and the possible effects they could have on industrial products companies.

Most US businesses today have not had to operate in an inflationary environment. But the potential impact of inflation is so significant that we think companies should recognize the warning signs and be prepared.

PwC examined three inflation scenarios and their effects on different industry sectors. All three scenarios, the mistiming of monetary policy, commodity price surges, and a weakening dollar could have serious repercussions on industrial products companies.