The MPI Manufacturing Study

About The MPI Manufacturing Study

When you benchmark manufacturing performance, you may discover that a single percentage point in a key metric can mean the difference between world-class success and mediocrity — or worse. To keep companies current, the MPI Manufacturing Study collects detailed manufacturing practice and performance data.

Conducted annually since 1997, the MPI Manufacturing Study is the world’s most comprehensive annual study of manufacturing benchmarks on a plant level. The study collects detailed manufacturing practice and performance data in these critical areas:

The results of the MPI Manufacturing Study are available as part of our Manufacturers Benchmarking Toolkit and Executive Summary.

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Download a complete list of benchmarks available in the Manufacturers Benchmarking Toolkit.


Download industry vertical and sub-vertical breakdowns to see the number of responses from your industry in the Manufacturers Benchmarking Toolkit.

The MPI Manufacturing Study uses both online and hard copy questionnaires. Responses to the study are entered into a database, edited, and cleansed to ensure answers are plausible, where necessary. All respondent answers to the survey are anonymous. As an incentive, respondents who provide contact information after completing the study will receive complimentary access to an online benchmarking tool that contains the study data, as well as an executive summary.
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Why benchmark?

To know where to focus improvement efforts.
To know how to measure world-class success.
To maintain positive growth and ensure stability.