As a manufacturer of metal fabrication and machine design for the consumer products industry, Walsh Manufacturing is looking with anticipation to the year ahead and what it will mean for the consumer products industry for manufacturers as a whole. Recently, McKinsey & Company, a global research and information firm, published its findings on the future of the consumer products industry with a report entitled The Decade Ahead: Trends that will Shape the Consumer Goods Industry.
The analysis gathered within the report reflected many of the same things that our company has witnessed over the last several decades of manufacturing such as the importance of custom solutions, value and cost-effectiveness, and evolving consumer desires. Not surprisingly, one of the most prominent trends will be the continued importance of meeting the unique needs and desires of not only the clients one contracts with but also with the needs of consumer markets around the world. Continue Reading »