What Manufacturers Really Think

Epicor Survey Reveals Insights from the Frontlines of Manufacturing

Manufacturing leaders face multiple challenges: labor shortages, supply chain issues, ongoing economic uncertainty. To stay ahead of them—and stay ahead of the competition—it’s critical to develop a thriving workforce.

In “Voice of the Essential Manufacturing Worker,” 600 frontline manufacturers reveal what they really think about their work—giving manufacturing leaders a key set of actionable insights for building a stronger, more flexible, and more valuable business.

The punchline? Enablement.

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Key findings include:

Workplace Engagement

  • 52% of manufacturers say company morale is high
  • Workplace flexibility is the top driver of high company morale

Technology in the Workplace

  • 50% of manufacturers say their company is eager to embrace new tech
  • Big data is the top technology used in the workplace

The Future of Manufacturing

  • 56% of manufacturers plan to leave their job in the next 12 months
  • 61% would take a pay cut to work for a more tech-driven company

For full results, download the report today.

Respondent profile, at-a-glance

  • 82% managers
  • 86% worked in manufacturing for five years or longer
  • 92% worked with their current company for six months or longer