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Competitive Analysis
Our plastics team offers a comprehensive, two-day check-up and competitive analysis for plastics manufacturers that includes a walk-through of your facility and benchmarking your company against our proprietary database.

Competitive Analysis for Plastics Manufacturers

Two-day study pinpoints strengths, weaknesses; finds opportunities

Does the opportunity to have some of the most respected business advisors in the plastics industry put your organization through an intensive “physical” sound like good preventive medicine?

The Plante Moran plastics team, led by noted industry analyst Jeff Mengel, offers a comprehensive, two-day check-up and competitive analysis for plastics manufacturers that includes a walk-through of your facility and benchmarking your company to our data on more than 275 plastics facilities. This data is always current because we conduct the North American Plastics Industry study each year. 

Improvements in operations, organization, and strategy

During the two days of your industry competitive analysis, the plastics team will interview selected employees with a range of responsibilities, including material control, purchasing, product engineering, marketing, maintenance, production control, finance, human resources, set up, and process. We’ll review your technical processing capabilities to address productivity, scrap, throughput, and quality capabilities.

Throughout the two-day study, our plastics and competitive analysis consulting experts will be looking for high potential activities - ways to improve your company’s operations, organization, and strategy. 

Strategic discussions

At the conclusion of the two-day competitive analysis, we will discuss industry trends and our observations of your facility. The discussion will cover your business model, core competencies, bottlenecks, resource limitations, and competitive weaknesses.

Our competitive analysis consulting services will show you how you can: 

  • Capitalize on your strengths 
  • Defend your weaknesses 
  • Invest in your opportunities

 
You will receive a 60-page benchmarking report of your company’s attributes compared to our industry database and a competitive profile listing high potential activities.

“We are a fairly data-driven metrics-oriented organization and have historically compared our 6 operations against each other internally. Participation in the North American Plastics Industry Survey (NAPIS) has taken benchmarking to the next level giving us a broad, valid comparative universe. Operationally we use the NAPIS data for enhancing the output and efficiency of our assets and goal setting. Commercially we reference the information to test the validity of “target pricing” that is frequently presented to our sales assets. Finally, and perhaps most importantly, NAPIS data has become part of our acquisition toolbox during the initial assessment and operational due diligence phases of the process. Candidly our entire management looks forward to the NAPIS survey.”
 
Al Ridilla, President
Enterprise Molded Products Business, Parkway Products Inc.