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Plante Moran’s North American Plastics Industry Study


For 25 years, Plante Moran has conducted the North American Plastics Industry Study (NAPIS), the industry’s most comprehensive benchmarking study. Benchmarking standards are especially imperative today as the industry faces unprecedented times.

Plastics processors are up against stiff competition and an ever-evolving manufacturing world, including new challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. More than ever, processors need to embrace Industry 4.0 and operational changes to improve existing processes, increase labor productivity, and reduce manufacturing costs to stay ahead.

This industry-leading study allows us to provide plastics processors with a data-based understanding of where you stand — and where you need to go to maintain a competitive advantage in the industry. Data points and analysis span key business functions, including strategy, operations, and finance. The metrics help highlight the health of your facility, with comparative data from more than 200 competing facilities.

Participate in the study

Identifying your position in the marketplace is critical for plastics processors as you create a strategic plan for growth in today’s landscape. Participating in the survey brings you data-driven, pragmatic, and impactful recommendations.

In addition to the Summary Report, we provide individualized reports to all participants submitting the survey. These reports offer insights, direction, and support to make smart decisions for your facility’s long-term growth.

2020 Summary Report

Review the 2020 Summary Report to see a sample of plastics processors ranked against industry benchmarks. Ensure your business is aware of the latest insights into the plastics processing industry as well as trends and impacts. 

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North American Plastics Industry Study: Take the survey
Plastics processors need solid financial and operational benchmarking data to balance risk and opportunity. Take the NAPIS survey to confidently assess the health of your business with comparative data from the competition.
Greg Alonso
Article May 18, 2020 1 min read
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North American Plastics Industry Study: 2020 Summary Report
What do plastics processors need to know in this time of economic uncertainty? Download the NAPIS 2020 Summary Report for our latest assessment of the plastics processing industry, top-performer attributes and best practices, and strategies to manage through COVID-19 and enhance market position.
Greg Alonso
Article May 18, 2020 12 min read

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