2016 was a year highlighted by significant change in the world. Political events such as Brexit and the U.S. election combined with the stability of existing trade agreements such as NAFTA and the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA), have begun to impact and will continue to affect Canadian manufacturers long into the future.
The annual Manufacturers’ Outlook Report, produced by PLANT Magazine in partnership with sponsors SYSPRO Canada, Grant Thornton LLP, and Machines Italia with the Italian Trade Commission, benchmarks leading Canadian manufacturing executives’ business practices for the year including outcomes and impacts, and their opinions and insights into the future of the Canadian manufacturing industry.
It turns out that the level of cautious optimism regarding the future of Canadian manufacturing was expressed by the business leaders, who took part in the annual survey and roundtable discussion, prior to the global events mentioned above. Inevitably, these events will continue to impact their businesses and future levels of optimism surrounding manufacturing potential in Canada.
SYSPRO Canada has developed the following infographic to illustrate the topline results from PLANT Magazine's 2017 Manufacturers' Report, which surveyed over 500 manufacturing executives across Canada.
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