In today's plastics industry, it's crucial for companies to have solid financial and competitive benchmarking data to support their strategies as well as to proactively manage relationships with customers, suppliers, lenders, and investors.
Plante Moran's annual North American Plastics Industry Study examines the best practices and characteristics that shape the success of North American processors (Injection / Compression / Thermoforming / Blow / Extrusion). Each participant receives an individually tailored report showing direct comparisons of their performance with their peers for key
How do I participate?
There is no cost to participate. Your company can submit data anytime during the year and receive our tailored benchmarking report comparing your company’s performance against our previously published benchmark scorecards (please allow us approximately two weeks to compile your report).We publish this benchmarking report twice annually, with our next two planned reporting periods in the Spring and Fall of 2013. Companies that submit data prior to March 31, 2013, will receive an updated report in the fall of 2013.
Simply download and complete the survey then submit your data using the instructions below:
Return completed Excel surveys to:
Or follow these easy steps to submit your completed Excel survey using Plante & Moran’s Secure File Exchange.
1) Access the Plante Moran Secure File Exchange
2) Click on the Secure Upload link
3) Enter firstname.lastname@example.org
4) Fill out our secure upload form and attach your completed survey
Getting your custom report. Our goal is to provide you a custom report, within two weeks, compared against our proprietary database (updated two times per year). You may use any 12 month period for your data import (does not need to be your fiscal year end).
Individual and company participant information is kept confidential. Read our confidentiality pledge.
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About the North American Plastics Industry Study
Founded in 1995, the North American Plastics Study is widely regarded as the most in-depth benchmarking survey available linking profitability and performance in the plastics industry. The study measures key performance indicators in areas such as strategy and marketing, financial performance, human resources, and operations. For hundreds of contributing participants each year, the study provides actionable insights regarding what drives success in the plastics industry. A separate survey is available for Mold Manufacturers.