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What lies ahead for Manufacturing in 2021? Our experts share the trends and impacts to watch.

What lies ahead for Manufacturing in 2021? Our experts share the trends and impacts to watch.

What lies ahead for Manufacturing in 2021? Our experts share the trends and impacts to watch.

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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North American Plastics Industry Study
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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.

Participate in the 2020 North American Plastics Industry Study
Confidently assess the health of your business with comparative data from the competition.

Plastics Thought Leadership

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    The incoming Biden administration and its focus on climate and fuel-efficiency standards may provide much-needed clarity for the U.S. automotive industry. Daron Gifford discusses the opportunities and challenges ahead via Automotive News.

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    Article January 15, 2021 5 min read
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  • Suspect fraud? Seven actions to take now
    Have that nagging feeling something just isn't right? Conduct the initial analysis to substantiate your suspicions — don't wait any longer to take these important steps to protect your business.
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    Article January 14, 2021 3 min read
    A picture of a man sitting at a desk who is worried and suspects fraud.
  • Manufacturing & Distribution 2021 Outlook

    As we head into 2021, middle-market manufacturers have many reasons to be optimistic about the coming year, but headwinds persist. What lies ahead? Our experts share the key themes and trends likely to have an impact.

    Bryan Welsh Tim Weed Curtis Ruppal Lou Longo Jim Baird Wealth Management
    Article January 6, 2021 7 min read
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  • Incentives assessment: Should your growing company consider incentives?

    Should your expansion plans include the pursuit of valuable incentives? Take the eight-question assessment to find out which types of incentives (grants, tax credits, etc.) may help reach the goals of your organization.

    Adam Burgess Plante Moran Cresa Brandon M. Podolski Plante Moran Cresa
    Assessment January 5, 2021 3 min read
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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?

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