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What’s the difference between status quo and best in class? Competitive intelligence. Arm yourself with financial, operational, and strategic insights to help balance risk and opportunity to achieve your growth goals.

To be successful, we know plastics manufacturers need more than just a service provider. Our clients gain valuable market insights from accountants and consultants backed by decades of plastics industry experience and proprietary benchmarking data.

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North American Plastics Industry Study
2018 NAPIS Summary Report: Building for a stronger future

Our Unique Advantage

Data-backed insights. Our advisors don’t just deliver an opinion. Insights are backed by our North American Plastics Industry Study (NAPIS), the most comprehensive survey of plastics processors in North America.

Since 1995, 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. This financial and operational data allow us to highlight the health of your business with comparative data from more than 200 competing facilities.

What does this mean for you? Vision and comfort — a factual understanding of where you stand in the marketplace, direction on how to balance competing priorities, and the support you need to make smart investment decisions.

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North American Plastics Industry Study
2018 NAPIS Summary Report: Building for a stronger future

Plastics Thought Leadership

  • 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.
    Tim Erdmann Damitha Bandara
    Article April 01, 2018 1 min read
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  • Tariffs and customs: How well do you know your value stream?
    With more tariffs potentially on the horizon, better understanding your company's value stream helps you anticipate competitor, supplier, and customer responses and plan for a range of scenarios.
    Dave Andrea Daron Gifford
    Article April 12, 2018 6 min read
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  • Concerned about tariffs? Six ways to manage uncertainty
    Given the volley of announcements about tariffs on goods imported from China and many other countries, businesses are wondering how to make sound business decisions in an uncertain climate. Here are six suggestions.
    Lou Longo
    Article April 10, 2018 3 min read
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  • U.S. tariffs on steel and aluminum imports: Action items for businesses
    If you're wondering how your business will be impacted by the new tariffs on imported steel and aluminum, you're hardly alone. Here's our overview and key actions to consider. 
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  • North American Plastics Industry Study: 2018 Summary Report
    After over nine years of positive growth, are plastics processors facing a new reality? Download the 2018 NAPIS Summary Report for our latest assessment of the plastics processing industry, best practices of top performers, and recommendations to effectively manage change.
    Tim Erdmann Damitha Bandara
    Whitepaper March 28, 2018 9 min read
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  • Seven techniques to reduce costs and help make difficult decisions
    In a time of slow growth, improving profitability often requires cost reductions. These seven techniques can help you make hard decisions in an objective, thoughtful, methodical way.
    Jason Winters
    Article March 15, 2018 2 min read
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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.”

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.