Maintaining high quality and low costs is crucial for manufacturing businesses. Manufacturing covers major industries such as transport, machinery, furniture and appliances. Companies range from suppliers of raw materials to component makers to makers of finished goods.
Key questions for manufacturers include what to produce, where and how to produce it and the extent of vertical integration or outsourcing. Reliable market, competitor, supplier and customer information is key wherever a company sits in the manufacturing supply chain.
Some example projects have included:
1. Prospect Research
A client is a supplier of high quality stainless steel powder to automotive exhaust manufacturers across the world. They wanted to understand the market for the same in China. The client used this study to decide the viability of the market.
2. Market Study
The client was interested in creating a partnership with a corporate bank in Japan and was looking for the following:
Global and Japan Corporate Banking sector in detail
PESTLE Analysis of Corporate Banking Market in Japan
Top ten corporate banks in Japan and their profiles that include financial information that help the client for the partnership with the leader
3. Market Entry Study
A major manufacturer of train cars wanted to identify new opportunities in upcoming mass transit projects. The in-depth research and findings were delivered to the client as well as the analytical report on the global mass transit industry.
4. Competitive Analysis
A leading global tire manufacturer was expecting competition from a Chinese tire manufacturer and wanted to understand it better. A detailed presentation in PowerPoint on the Chinese Tire Manufacturer was delivered.