WMEP conducting manufacturing assessment

The Wisconsin Manufacturing Extension Partnership is collecting responses from manufacturers across the state for the 2013 Next Generation Manufacturing Study.

The study, conducted every two years by the Manufacturing Performance Institute and the American Small Manufacturers Coalition, tracks data in six areas that are considered critical to manufacturing success.

The goal is to improve innovation and productivity among manufacturers nationwide by identifying best practices and top performances in the industry.

Upon completion of the survey, manufacturers are given a performance report that ranks them against performance benchmarks and suggests areas for improvement.

“Manufacturing is more demanding than ever,” said Buckley Brinkman, executive director of WMEP. “Manufacturers must master all the elements of Next Generation Manufacturing in order to survive in the future, and success requires continuous benchmarking and improvement.”

The free, confidential survey is open until August 29. For more information, click here.

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