KPMG International’s Global Manufacturing Outlook (GMO) 6th annual report provides a comprehensive overview of the global manufacturing sector. It includes forward-thinking advice, practical insights and valuable benchmarks from KPMG partners as well as industry experts and leaders based on an industry-wide survey. The Global Manufacturing Outlook 2015 is based on a survey of 386 senior executives conducted by Forbes on behalf of KPMG International completed in early 2015. Respondents represented six industries: Aerospace and Defense, Automotive, Conglomerates, Life Sciences – Medical Devices, Engineering and Industrial Products and Metals. Fifty percent of respondents held C-level positions and a third represented organizations with more than US$5 billion in annual revenue. Respondents were distributed evenly between the Americas, Europe and Asia.