The Engineering Executive's Strategic Agenda by Aberdeen Group - White Paper

When it comes to running an engineering organization, it seems executives are facing pressures that seem to be mounting by the day. Through a survey of over 600 discrete and process manufacturers, Aberdeen has found that while shrinking development schedules is the top pressure (60%), rising raw material costs (33%) and decreasing product price-points (28%) make for a difficult combination for the engineering organization. The first question to address is a simple one: given these formidable challenges, are any engineering organizations performing well?