This year’s list of top risks for Manufacturing and Distribution organizations is fundamentally different from 2017. Last year, a majority of the top risk issues were macroeconomic, whereas for 2018 most are operational. For the coming year, boards and executive leadership are likely to be much more focused on their internal operations.
Overall, board members and C-suite executives with Manufacturing and Distribution organizations see a higher magnitude and severity of business risks impacting their goals for 2018 relative to 2017. While still lower than two years ago, the perceived impact would likely be even higher if they were projecting over the next two to three years, as digital transformation and other disruptions take further hold across all industries.