The management consultancy Kloepfel Consulting, which is specialized in supply chains, randomly surveyed 108 German managers of medium-sized companies across all industries about their biggest concerns. The anonymous online survey took place from 03.08.2022 to 14.09.2022.
Ranking of the biggest concerns of German managers
71% are very worried about bottlenecks or outages in the gas and electricity supply. Likewise, 71% are very worried about rising costs (e.g., materials, warehousing, personnel, logistics).
Disrupted supply chains are a major headache for 57%. Geopolitical risks cause great anxiety for every second respondent. A lack of skilled workers is a major problem for 43% of managers. Shortages of raw materials are a worrying issue for 36%.
Climate change, decline in demand and cybercrime are major concerns for 29% of respondents each. None of the respondents are very afraid of unemployment or short-time work. 29% are moderately afraid of unemployment and 71% do not touch the issue at all. 43% of respondents are only moderately concerned about short-time work. 57% do not see any short-time work coming.
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