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Growth and Complexity: The Challenges Ahead for Midsize Manufacturers

Source: The Economist
Most midsize manufacturers are as capital-intensive and as subject to global cost and price pressures as large companies—yet they lack the resources to exploit revenue and sourcing opportunities around the globe. However, many midsize manufacturers are optimistic about growth prospects in spite of rising costs and downward price pressure, according to a recent study. Find out how they plan to overcome these challenges.


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