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July 8, 2021 Assessment 30 min read

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. 

Manufacturing of plastic bottlesPlante Moran has conducted the NAPIS survey of plastics processors for more than 26 years. It is the industry’s most comprehensive benchmarking study — a collection and analysis of data points spanning finance, operations, human resources, and strategy. The metrics allow us to highlight the health of your business with comparative data from more than 200 competing facilities.

At more than 70 pages, this individually tailored report is issued to processors that participate in the study; it contains results and expert commentary. The report is “board presentation” ready and is divided into a few key sections to provide industry and benchmarking analytics and a report card that grades the participating company against its peers.

Participating in the NAPIS survey allows you to be honest about your competitive differentiation. Take the time to identify where you stand in the marketplace and complete the survey today. Survey results are held in strict confidence, and you receive a customized report. Read our confidentiality pledge and start your survey.

Take the survey for data-backed insights

Plastics processors can complete the survey at any time. You may use any 12-month period for your data import (does not need to be your fiscal year end).

Please reference the table below for the information and documents needed on-hand to complete the survey.


Operational data

 Human resources Financial 
  • Sales per production processes
  • Sales per industry
  • PPM
  • On time delivery
  • Number of presses
  • Press hours
  • Molds
  • Resin
  • Facility size
  • Employees (operator, support, sales, and the office)
  • Total W2s
  • Balance sheet
  • Income statement
  • Sales and adjusted income from two prior years
  • Cash flow statement

Note: For the most optimal experience working through and completing the survey we recommend using a desktop platform through the entirety of the survey. For any inquiries or questions requiring further clarification about a specific section or question from the survey please contact Joe Tenbusch.