Manufacturing Capacity, Equipment, & IT Benchmarks

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Manufacturing capacity, equipment, & IT benchmarks from MPI's Manufacturing Study include data for production volume, machine availability, operating equipment efficiency, return on invested capital, process-specific quality/productivity/pace/safety, location-specific inventory levels, individual equipment or machine performance, material-handling performance, external logistics/distribution performance, supplier performance, information technology applications and systems in place, information technology purchase plans, and rate of Internet of Things strategy adoption.

These capacity, equipment, and IT benchmarks will give you a performance advantage by allowing you to determine where you can make machine capacity and equipment investments that will save time and money on the plant floor.

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Purchase benchmarks.

Manufacturing Capacity, Equipment, and IT Benchmarks
  • Estimated capacity/equipment measures for production volume, machine availability, overall equipment effectiveness, percentage of unplanned maintenance as a percentage of total maintenance, and return on invested capital
  • Plant’s capability to monitor and measure process-specific quality, process-specific productivity, process-specific pace or speed, process-specific safety, location-specific inventory levels, individual equipment or machine performance, in-plant material-handling performance, external logistics/distribution performance, and supplier performance
  • Internet of Things (IoT) strategy adoption
  • IoT strategy improvement to plant performances for safety, quality, production costs, energy usage, machine uptime, and machine longevity
  • Percentage of plant’s intelligent equipment (i.e., incorporates technologies that enable machine-to-machine or machine-to-IT system communications)
  • Extent to which the plant is able to track supplies and products in real time at original source of materials or ingredients or furthest tier of suppliers, mid-tier suppliers, immediate suppliers, within the plant, en route to customers, and at customers
  • Why a plant uses real-time tracking of suppliers and products
  • Functions that are effective information technology (IT) applications and/or systems currently in place, including enterprise management, planning/scheduling, design/development, procurement/purchasing, production/operations, logistics/distribution, human resources, accounting/finance, supply-chain management, asset management, and customer service/support
  • Functions for which applications and/or systems are likely to be purchased in the next 12 months, including enterprise management, planning/scheduling, design/development, procurement/purchasing, production/operations, logistics/distribution, human resources, accounting/finance, supply-chain management, asset management, and customer service/support
  • Percentage of IT systems and applications that are cloud computing (SaaS)
  • Cloud-based systems or applications in place, including enterprise management, planning/scheduling, design/development, procurement/purchasing, production/operations, logistics/distribution, human resources, accounting/finance, supply-chain management, asset management, and customer service/support
  • Investments/expenses as a percentage of plant sales for the current year and estimate for next year for capital-equipment spending, information technology spending, process improvement initiatives, employee costs, utilities/energy, and material and components
  • Affect of IT/equipment/methodology on company’s profitability, including use of improvement methodology(ies), application of new capital equipment, implementation of new IT, development of new products/services, and investments in the workforce
Purchase Benchmarks

Why benchmark?

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