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In today’s ever-changing world, manufacturers need to keep up with demand, understand changing customer needs, increase their operational efficiencies and continually innovate.

In short, they need to become more AGILE*.

COVID has forced manufacturers to ask themselves: How agile are our production methods? How agile is our supply chain? How capable of absorbing shock is our operation?

We would really like to gain a better understanding of the strategies your organisation executed to mitigate the impact of COVID, the key benefits your organisation’s digital adoption aims to unlock, and the ways in which your customer and supplier interactions have evolved.

*In the context of this survey, an ‘agile’ organisation is one that is:

• connected (staff, customers, processes and technology),
• acts swiftly and decisively,
• and, responds proactivity to both challenges and opportunities.

By completing the survey you will receive our analysis of the aggregated data and a copy of the finished report. Also, all survey respondents will automatically be entered into a draw to win your choice of an Apple or Samsung Smart Watch! 

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* 1. How would you rate your organisation’s manufacturing agility pre-COVID-19? [Rank 1 - 5 where 1 is little to no agility and 5 is highly agile]

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* 2. To what extent have these areas of your organisation been negatively affected by the COVID-19 pandemic? [Rate 1 - 5 where 1 is not affected at all and 5 is significantly affected]

  1 2 3 4 5
Access to finance
Cash flow
Fulfilling orders
Securing new orders
Sourcing raw materials/component parts from suppliers
Recruitment
Short-term business confidence 
Long-term business confidence

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* 3. What strategies did your organisation execute to mitigate these impacts? [Rank your Top 5]

  1 2 3 4 5
Accelerated investment plans (in products, people, premises processes)
Paused investment plans
Entered new region/territory
Re-shore some or all of your Manufacturing operations
Diversified to new sector/industry vertical
Made use of the UK Government’s Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS)
Made use of the UK Government’s funding support i.e. the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS)
Precautionary stockpiling of inventory
Produced healthcare equipment, such as personal protection equipment (PPE), ventilators and hand sanitiser
Reduced headcount (FT/PT/temporary)
Reduced product portfolio

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* 4. In light of the past 12 months, what are the key business areas your organisation has worked on improving or has plans to improve in the near-future? [Rate all options from 1 - 5, where 1 is not a priority and 5 is already being worked on]

  1 2 3 4 5
Customer order management, configuring, quoting and pricing
Customer engagement/service
Field service
Finance, invoice processing, billing
Health & Safety
HR, staff training/upskilling, recruitment, employee engagement
Maintenance and asset management
Marketing and sales
New product development / introduction
Production infrastructure
Production processes
Purchasing and procurement
Reverse logistics / returns management
Supply chain management
Transport and logistics (distribution)

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* 5. How would you rate your organisation’s manufacturing agility* at this point in time? [Rank 1 - 5 where 1 is little to no agility and 5 is highly agile]

*In the context of this survey, an ‘agile’ organisation is:
• connected (staff, customers, processes and technology),
• acts swiftly and decisively,
• and, responds proactivity to both challenges and opportunities.

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* 6. If your organisation’s manufacturing agility has increased, what areas have been improved? [Tick all that apply]

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* 7. Please indicate which of the following benefits are considered in your organisation’s digital strategy in the coming 12 – 24 months [Tick all that apply]

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* 8. How has the way your organisation interacts with customers changed as a result of COVID-19? [Tick all that apply]

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* 9. How has the way your organisation manages its supply chain changed as a result of COVID-19? [Tick all that apply]

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* 10. What is your organisation’s appetite for reshoring or onshoring over the coming 12 months? [Tick all that apply]

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* 11. What business goals are you working to over the next 12 -24 months? [Tick all that apply]

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* 12. What do you see as being the main obstacles to achieving those goals? [Tick all that apply]

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* 13. Please tell us about yourself and your company [We will use the contact information provided to inform you of the prize draw results]

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* 14. Thank you for completing the survey. We will share the findings and a copy of the report prior to publication. We will not directly reference you or your company/employer in any published materials.

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