3 min read | by Glenn Cunningham | I recently traveled to Spartanburg, SC, one of the primary automotive manufacturing hubs in the United States, with over 500 auto-related companies employing more than 75,000 workers. Meetings with manufacturers, suppliers, and government officials provided insights into key themes shaping the auto industry: technological change, new sources of competition, and supply chain disruptions.
2 min read | by Glenn Cunningham | I recently attended the Industrial Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) in Chicago to gain further insight into the technology and industrial industry ecosystems. Discussions at the show reinforced a number of key themes that we have independently identified through our bottom-up research. Broadly speaking, these include the need for more automation due to skilled labor shortages, the costs and benefits of supply chain fragmentation, and the growing integration of technology across the industrial landscape.