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Manufacturing a Post-Pandemic Future - New Insights and Benchmarks from the MPI 2021 Manufacturing Study

An On-Demand IndustryWeek Member Webinar

Originally Broadcast: April 12, 2021
Duration: 1 Hour
Event Type:
On-Demand Webinar


As manufacturing executives plan for a post-pandemic recovery, they’re also reviewing their operations — making sure that plants, equipment, and workers are ready for a surge in demand in the second half of 2021.

Unfortunately, there haven't been good benchmark metrics comparing manufacturing performances before and during the COVID-19 emergency — until now.

In Manufacturing a Post-Pandemic Future - New Insights and Benchmarks from the MPI 2021 Manufacturing Study, IndustryWeek and The MPI Group — a global research firm — release the results of the first study to explore how manufacturing changed during the COVID-19 emergency. This fast-paced review will feature next-generation metrics and emerging best practices, offering critical benchmarking information to leaders on how to remain competitive. 

Highlights include plant-level best practices and metrics for:

  • Human resources (e.g., training, labor turnover, employees by position, empowered/self-directed workers, wages, benefits)
  • Operations (e.g., improvement methods, cycle time, finish-product yield, sales per employee, cost of goods sold, inventory turns)
  • Supply chain (e.g., supplier certifications, supplier criteria, customer reject rate, customer retention rate, imported components and materials, international sales)
  • Capacity/equipment/IT (e.g., maintenance activities, technology impact on productivity, targets for new /upgraded technologies, production volume, machine availability, unplanned maintenance)
  • Green/sustainability (e.g., sustainability programs, green products, green components and materials, energy use)

Manufacturing a Post-Pandemic Future will include not just metrics and tactics, but case studies from a range of industries. Expert speakers include:

  • Travis Hessman, Editor in Chief and Content Director, IndustryWeek
  • John Brandt, CEO of The MPI Group, IndustryWeek columnist (and former editor-in-chief), and author of Nincompoopery: Why Your Customers Hate You — and How to Fix It (HarperCollins, 2019)

Don’t miss this chance to improve your post-pandemic performance!

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