IndustryWeek Research

Surveys and Special Reports

Smart Manufacturing and Competitiveness;
How technology-driven productivity improvement is shaping the future of U.S. industry

This is a report on the findings of the survey Smart Manufacturing Research: Opportunities for Growth & Competitiveness to determine the outlook among manufacturers for the industry as well as their company; investigate the challenges facing the manufacturing industry; and examine how manufacturers are responding to the challenges they are facing.

 

IndustryWeek 50 Best logoIW's Best Manufacturing Companies

The IndustryWeek 50 Best U.S. Manufacturers is IW's exclusive annual ranking of America's top-performing public manufacturers.

 

The IndustryWeek Manufacturing Executive Salary Survey

Follow the fortunes of Manufacturing Executives and track salary trends through the years with The IndustryWeek Manufacturing Executive Salary Survey, which IW has conducted in 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2012. See salaries from multiple perspectives, by job title, geography, seniority, education level and more. Discover what your peers value in career intangibles, such as job stability, benefits, career advancement opportunities and more.

See the 2012 survey to learn about a remedy for the manufacturing talent shortage -- that you may find within your own four walls.

 

Research Databases

IndustryWeek Best Plants logoIndustryWeek's Best Plants

Discover the strategies used by the best-run factories in North America to achieve world-class performance in all the important production metrics. With IW Best Plants, you’ll gain the benefit of IW’s year-plus long effort to find, evaluate, select and then honor the best-run factories in North America.

  • Read the best practice case studies about all the manufacturing plants that have won this award, from 1990 to 2011
  • Watch videos of manufacturing leaders’ providing expert advice in their keynote presentations at earlier IW Best Plants Conferences
  • Learn more about how you can benefit from IW’s Best Plants -- from entering the competition to planning to attend the 2013 IW Best Plants Conference.
     

IndustryWeek 1000 logoIW 1000

Quickly and easily find financial and other key data about manufacturing companies on the The IndustryWeek 1000, IW's exclusive annual ranking of the world’s largest public manufacturers, by revenue.

  • Use the free IW 1000 database to view the entire IW 1000 and to sort the list alphabetically, or by ranking, industry, and two key financial data points (total revenues and revenue growth).
  • Drill down for more financial details on each company, including Total Company Assets, Net Income, Earnings Per Share, Total Equity, Profit Margin, Return on Assets, and Debt-to-Equity Ratio, as well as the latest news reports.
  • Stay up-to-date by reading the latest news reports about all the current and former IW 1000 companies.
  • Explore previous years’ rankings, dating back to 1999.

 

IndustryWeek U.S. 500 logo

IndustryWeek U.S. 500

Quickly and easily find financial and other key data about manufacturing companies on The IndustryWeek U.S. 500, IW's exclusive annual ranking of America's largest public manufacturers, based on revenue.

 

  • Use the free IW U.S. 500 database to view the entire IW U.S. 500 and to sort the list alphabetically, or by ranking, industry, and two key financial data points (total revenues and revenue growth).
  • Drill down to find over twenty financial metrics for each company.
  • Stay up-to-date by reading the latest news reports about all the current and former IW 1000 companies.
  • Explore previous years’ rankings, dating back to 2002.
     

Sponsored White Papers

Download FREE white papers on value chain optimization, manufacturing software, inventory management, and more. IndustryWeek's Sponsored White Paper Collection is an easy-to-use library of manufacturing documents.

 

Benchmarking Products

IndustryWeek's Best Plants Benchmarking Database

Benchmark your company's plants, identify the areas you most need to improve -- and turbo-charge your continuous improvement efforts with IndustryWeek’s Best Plants Benchmarking Database. Featuring Real Data From Real Companies™ -- the IW Best Plants Winners of the last five years -- the database enables you to quickly and easily compare your company against the best of the best on more than 180 different metrics and to discover the successful practices in areas such as operations, quality, maintenance, worker productivity and more. Find out more.

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