SNAPSHOT OF SMB MANUFACTURES

Posted by: Banugopan on  25th December 2017


SNAPSHOT OF SMB MANUFACTURES

This survey explores the current experience and future perception of small and midsized business (SMB) manufactures in the U.S., as well as how their ERP software helps them succeed.
134 Survey respondents
2 of 3 manufacture durable goods
7 of 10 have between 10-100 employees
In the Last Six Months 73% of U.S manufactures hired additional employees.

HOW THEY SEE THEIR BUSINESS

In the Last Six Months 73% of U.S manufactures hired additional employees.
In the next six months
33% plan to add more employees
53% will stay the same
4% will have fewer employees

U.S manufactures think the economy will:

27% Grow
57% Stay the same
16% Contract

U.S manufactures believe the following areas within their company will:

Increase

New orders
Production

Stay the Same

Order Backlog
Exports
Inventories

How They Use ERP Software

67% of U.S manufactures say that their accounting or ERP system is helping better serve their customers

Software features used in the business

27% Work Orders
19% Purchasing
11% Production Scheduling
10% Material Requirement Planning
2% Forecasting
U.S manufactures’ belief that their accounting or ERP system is contributing to their company’s expansion:
35% No
32% Somewhat
24% yes

ERP data

U.S manufacturing sales personnel rely on ERP data for:
74% Order Fulfillment
63% Quotes
59% Product Availability
44% Forecasting
 
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