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MANUFACTURING KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Industrial and manufacturing keynote speaker, Duncan Stevens, is the speaker of choice for global industrial or manufacturing companies who look to become more persuasive and more effective through how they act and what they say to give them the edge during times of economic change.
Duncan has worked with some of the world’s most recognisable industrial and manufacturing brands, companies and leadership teams. His client list reads like a who’s who of brands and includes names such as Coca Cola, Nike, Ernst and Young, Deloitte, Procter and Gamble and Ford, to name just a few alongside Fortune 500 companies and Non-Government Organisations.
For over a decade, Duncan has been sharing his Effective Influence Model with industrial and manufacturing company CEOs, company executives, senior leadership teams and sales teams from Chicago to Cologne and from Copenhagen to Dallas
He is the founder and CEO of the Influence Association, author of the number one best-selling book Effective Influence, entrepreneur and mentalist. He is regarded as one of the worlds leading authorities on influence and effectiveness and has established himself as a highly sought after professional speaker in the industrial and manufacturing industry.
AN INSIGHT INTO THE INDUSTRIAL AND MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY:
The industrial and manufacturing industry is more commonly known as the “goods and products industry” and is a major factor of production. Without this industry, we wouldn’t have any of our most treasured goods, from cars to clothes to computers to coffins. It accounts for about 23% of GDP in most developed countries if not all countries. Although some people consider service jobs to be “industry”, it should be noted that this sector does not contribute to GDP, because it only provides intangible value.
As mentioned, the manufacturing industry is the backbone of the “goods and products” sector. It is responsible for creating tangible goods, usually by the assembly. This industry has thousands of companies around the world, all producing their own products.
Ford is one of the biggest companies that belong to the heavy manufacturing sector, manufacturing cars.
The other category within the manufacturing industry is light manufacturing. This category refers to products requiring small amounts of physical inputs. Due to this factor, light manufacturing is much easier to start than heavy manufacturing. An example of a company in this sector would be
Another important section within the goods and products industry is food processing. As its name suggests, it refers to the processing of food. This industry has thousands of companies around the world, mostly located in underdeveloped countries. Food processing is also one of the most dangerous industries for its employees because it contains many chemicals and machines that can cause bodily harm if not handled properly. An example of a company belonging to this subcategory would be
Manufacturing companies usually have to link up with other companies to create a fully working product. For example, Toyota may produce the engine for their cars, but they would need another company to supply them with tires. This is how joint ventures work. Duncan offers some fantastic insights into collaboration as part of his industrial and manufacturing keynote presentations.
The largest manufacturing companies in the world include Foxconn, Samsung, and Toyota. While these companies all contribute to the manufacturing industry, they specialize in different fields it. For example, Apple is one of Foxconn’s biggest clients. Companies such as these can become a monopoly if they have enough power over their suppliers and customers.
The manufacturing industry is a big part of the world’s economy. It produces around 14 per cent of total worldwide GDP. This percentage varies from country to country, however. For example, manufacturing only accounts for 5 percent of the total GDP in Canada. Manufacturing also contributes to other sectors such as mining and construction, because they use raw materials to create usable products. For example, mining companies extract iron ore so that it can be used by other companies in their manufacturing processes. Duncan delivers fresh insights and perspectives to help manufacturing companies become more effective and persuasive.