Dec. 21, 2004

For this year's survey, 7,000 questionnaires were mailed to CEOs and senior executives of manufacturing companies worldwide with revenues of $100 million or greater across manufacturing industries. One-hundred seventy-five responses were received, split about evenly between CEOs and other senior executives, with about half of the companies responding exceeding $1 billion in revenues. The majority of responses (87%) were from companies headquartered in the U.S. The key value chains represented, based on number of responses, include aerospace, automotive,chemical/pharmaceutical, consumer durables, consumer nondurables, and industrial equipment and machinery. Survey Results

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