Did you know…

According to the 2016 BDO Manufacturing RiskFactor Report, the top 100 U.S. manufacturers unanimously cited supply chain concerns as a key business risk for the third year running.

The manufacturing industry has been hit hardest by ransomware, with 54 percent of manufacturers reporting an attack, according to a recent survey by security company KnowBe4.

According to the latest survey from consulting firm J.D. Power, 21 of 33 automakers in the survey improved car quality. Scores improved 6 percent over 2015, marking the biggest jump in seven years.

Forty-seven percent of distributors report increasing their staff in the last 12 months, while 22 percent have reduced their staff in the same time, according to Industrial Distribution’s annual Survey of Distributor Operations.

Activity in the manufacturing sector expanded for the fourth month in a row in June, according to the Institute of Supply Management’s Report on Business.

This article originally appeared in BDO USA, LLP’s “Manufacturing & Distribution” newsletter (Summer 2016). Copyright © 2016 BDO USA, LLP. All rights reserved. www.bdo.com