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3/1/2015 | 1 MINUTE READ

Plastics Technology Launches Industry-Wide Benchmarking Survey

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Participate in the survey and share in the results.

Tracking your plant’s key performance metrics is an essential part of measuring its productivity over time, but how does that performance compare to your competitors? Now, you can not only determine if you’re improving your own operations, but if you’re besting your competitors.


In 2015, Plastics Technology magazine is launching its World Class Processors benchmarking survey—a comprehensive examination of plastics facilities across the processing spectrum, and if you participate, you will share in the data we collect and can see how you measure up.


Respondents can remain 100% anonymous, or, if they want, they can include their contact information and make their facility eligible for our Best Practices in Plastics awards, recognizing the top-performing plants in the survey.


The survey is comprised of approximately 40 general questions plus some process-specific queries. The questions are broken into four main categories:


Profile Information: Covers key plant characteristics, including processes employed, materials ran, markets served and machinery footprint. Process-specific questions will assess capabilities in injection molding, extrusion, thermoforming and blow molding.


Operational Metrics: Questions address performance measures including scrap rate, setup time, machine utilization, on-time delivery and more.


Human Resources: Total number of employees, wage rates, benefits, training and more are examined.


Processing/Business Strategies & Performance: Plant certifications, quality programs, marketing, process and production monitoring and more are addressed.


Participants will receive the results of the complete survey, allowing you to compare your plant’s performance to others. Recipients of the Best Practices in Plastics awards will be profiled in a future issue of Plastics Technology magazine.


Click here to participate today.