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Need data-backed insights? Join the North American Plastics Industry Study.

Need data-backed insights? Join the North American Plastics Industry Study.

Need data-backed insights? Join the North American Plastics Industry Study.

Vision and insights you won’t get anywhere else

What’s the difference between status quo and best in class? Data — with a purpose. Any business leader can pay for buckets of data, but to succeed and differentiate yourself, you need data that drives insights — insights that afford growth and competitive intelligence.

As experts in the plastics industry with decades of experience, we know enough to offer you more than conjecture. We provide valuable market insights, backed by our proprietary benchmarking data. Since 1995, we’ve conducted our North American Plastics Industry Study (NAPIS), the most comprehensive benchmarking study of plastics manufacturers in North America. We’ve examined hundreds of financial, sales, operations, and management metrics to identify best practices and define the attributes of top performers in the industry. We can highlight the health of your business with comparative data from more than 200 competing facilities.

We’ll use these insights to help you remain competitive in the plastics industry of the future. The manufacturing world looks radically different from 20 years ago, and you need advanced technologies, vision, and confidence to secure success. We’ll guide you through Industry 4.0 to improve existing processes, increase labor productivity, and reduce manufacturing costs. Our diverse set of services will help you respond to the marketplace of today and prepare you to excel in the years ahead.

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    Join us as we sponsor and speak at the Annual Benchmarking & Best Practices Conference hosted by Manufacturers Association for Plastic Processors.

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  • Praxity North American International Tax Virtual Conference 2021

    At the Praxity North American International Tax Virtual Conference, attendees can actively participate in conference sessions, share expertise, and learn from colleagues around the globe. Join our international tax experts to stay up to date on the changing international landscape.

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  • 2021 Year-end Webinar Series

    Make sure you’re ready for year-end — join our experts for a two-day virtual experience as they present important year-end updates for tax (individual and business), accounting, audit, and employee benefit plans.

    Webinar November 30, 2021 1 min read Upcoming
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Plastics Thought Leadership

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  • Reminder: Ohio eliminates sales/use tax on employment and employee placement services

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Our clients say

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.

Honest advice to move you forward

Our clients turn to us for a fresh and honest perspective. Our recommendations are future-focused, candid, and always backed by facts. Clients gain foresight and confidence to make the best decisions in every situation. The weight of change doesn’t feel quite as heavy with a trusted advisor in your corner.

“We combine the insights of our plastics industry benchmarking study with decades of experience serving plastics manufacturers to offer a trusted perspective on growth opportunities and business model risks,” said Damitha Bandara, plastics assurance partner. “We look out for our clients and give them honest, practical counsel.”

How can we help your business?

Contact us or submit an RFP