3rd Annual Survey of US-Based Manufacturing Executives | BCG

“BCG’s latest manufacturing survey finds decision makers at large manufacturers expect the U.S. share of their production to rise an average of 7 percent in five years; half expect to boost U.S. factory jobs by 5 percent or more.”

Source: www.slideshare.net

Michel Baudin‘s comments:

As you can see from the survey methodology on slide 11, the findings are based on responses from 252 manufacturing companies with revenues <$1B, in which one individual took the trouble to answer.According to Industry Week’s 2014 rankings, however, the top 500 manufacturing companies in the US all have more than $1B in sales, meaning that barely 50% of the companies spared a manager’s time to respond.

How exactly do answers from such a self-selected sample enable anyone to make general statements about the intentions of all manufacturers?

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