January 2020 - Manufacturing in 2020: Preparing for Growth


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About the Webinar

The session will present ITR's findings of what to expect from the manufacturing sector in 2020. Topics covered will include production activity, new orders, inventory levels, the impact of tariffs on trade, pricing changes, and more. Attendees will also see the latest signals from the leading indicators, which suggest that the first half of next year will be different from the second half for manufacturing companies. These insights will help guide business strategy and ensure that the right decisions are made at the right times.

What will attendees receive?

  • Attendees will walk away with a better understanding of the timing of the next trough in the US industrial economy and in the manufacturing sector, which will enable them to make better-informed and better-timed business decisions.
  • The audience will learn how to leverage leading indicators to identify where the manufacturing business cycle is headed, and what to expect for market performance in both the near term and the longer term.
  • The webinar will help attendees understand which manufacturing sub-segments behave in a manner acyclical to the overall economy, enabling them to find the best opportunities to continue growing their businesses despite expected downside pressure in the first half of 2020.

Questions to be answered

  • What should we expect for CAPEX in 2020, and what are the drivers for business investment?
  • What was trade policy's impact on manufacturing in 2019, and which manufacturing sectors are most vulnerable heading into 2020?
  • What should we expect from the pricing environment, and which forces will impact pricing positively and negatively?
  • What actions should companies take to best position themselves for prosperity during the expected mid-2020 transition to the positive side of the business cycle?

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