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2019 MAPP KPI Boards

Date: April 19, 2019

This benchmarking document includes 18 sample KPI boards submitted by MAPP member organizations. In the spring of 2019, MAPP members submitted examples of various KPI (key performance indicator) boards displayed and
utilized by their organization. These KPI boards could be manually updated and displayed on paper in break rooms or digital, automatically generated displays placed around the plant, and anywhere in between. MAPP members shared visuals along with descriptions of the KPI boards their organizations use to share and disseminate important data and information to employees and management.

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2019 Performance Reviews and Appraisals Report

Date: February 16, 2019

The 2019 Performance Reviews and Appraisals Report is a 189-page document that includes an analysis of input from plastics manufacturers in regard to their organization's approach to employee performance reviews. The report includes 39 examples of performance appraisals submitted by plastics companies. Examples range from generic employee reviews to performance appraisals for specific job roles and employee self-assessments. 

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2019 State of the Plastics Industry Discussion Packet

Date: January 29, 2019

The 2019 State of the Plastics Industry Discussion Packet includes the following tools to help you lead discussions for your organization:

  • 2019 State of the Plastics Industry Report - Understand the current climate and future expectations for the plastics industry over the course of 2019. This report includes 56 pages of comprehensive data and analysis for executives.
  • Webinar Recording: 2019 State of the Plastics Industry Webinar - Led by executive director Troy Nix, this one-hour webinar takes a deep dive into current and future perspectives for the industry.
  • 2019 Discussion Guide - Facilitate and lead productive discussions about the industry's and your company's future with your team.
  • 2019 State of the Plastics Industry PowerPoint - A PowerPoint with important data trends that you can customize and share with staff and leadership.

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2019 State of the Plastics Industry

Date: January 21, 2019

The 2019 State of the Plastics Industry Report includes over 50 pages dedicated to analyzing three dozen different economic indicators - covering 2018 industry performance and 2019 plastics industry forecasts. With input from nearly 200 plastics companies across the country, this annual report, now its in 19th year, analyzes historic and current trends to give plastics executives a closer look at how the plastics industry will perform over the next 12 months. Trend and forecast information in this report includes: customer diversity and demographics, industry segment forecast, executive challenges, sales, quoting, backlog, inventory, shipments, off-shoring, customer demands, raw material pricing, employment levels, capital expenditures and profitability. 

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2018 Value Added Services Report

Date: December 17, 2018

The 2018 Value Added Services Report is focused on value added services plastics processors offer to OEMs and end-use customers. The report investigates what services are provided, if processors are charging for those services, and if there are correlations between company size and/or markets served and types of value added services offered. Categories of value added services analyzed in this report include engineering services, machining services, assembly services, decorating services, part-joining services and miscellaneous services.

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2018 Marketing for Manufacturers

Date: November 14, 2018

This 2018 report uses data from over 100 plastics companies to understand trends in marketing for plastics manufacturers. Inside this report, data is analyzed on topics such as marketing personnel and budget, social media, website maitnenance and utilization, company marketing strategies, messaging and branding, trade shows and internal marketing tactics. 

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2018 North American Plastics Industry Study

Date: November 2, 2018

2018 Benchmarking Survey conducted by Plante and Moran discusses the current trends and practices within the plastics industry. This report has been designed to include additional insights and perspectives that can help business leaders gain more value. Data from this study includes return on sales, return on assets, sales growth, on-time delivery perforamnce, PPM, resin complexity levels, balance sheets, organizational deployment, cash flow, and more.

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2018 MAPP Wage and Salary Report

Date: September 7, 2018

The 2018 report, which includes comprehensive wage and salary date from over 200 plastics processors across the United States. Data includes compensation inforamtion on nearly 60 job titles common in the plastics industry, with breakdowns based on annual sales revenue and geographic locations, as well as operational trends, such as PTO and benefits.

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2018 Mold and Machine Maintenance Report

Date: July 3, 2018

The 2018 Mold and Machine Maintenance Report includes 36 pages dedicated to benchmarking maintenance practices within plastics facilities. The report includes data and information on tracking mold maintenance activities, tool PM personnel, PM timing by tonnage, machine maintenance tracking, maintenance metrics, mold and machine maintenance training, and more. 

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2018 MAPP Drugs in the Workplace Report

Date: April 16, 2018

The 2018 Drugs in the Workplace Report is a 193-page document that includes analysis of inputs from over 110 US manufacturers in regard to their organization's drug policies. Topics highlighted include legality of marijuana, type of testing conducted, drugs screened during testing, accident documentation, company EAPs and adaptations due to the current opioid crisis. Along with an analysis of findings, the report includes 48 unique drug policies submitted by manufacturers. These policies have been scrubbed of company-identifying information and serve as a benchmark and inspiration for those organizations looking to update, improve or implement a drug policy in their establishment.

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Human Resources Benchmarking Bundle

Date: March 7, 2018

Receive all four of MAPP's 2017 Human Resources Benchmarking Reports at one discounted price! This bundle includes the 2017 Wage and Salary Report, 2017 Health and Benefits Report, 2017 Safety Checklists and 2017 Disaster Recovery Plans. 

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2018 State of the Plastics Industry Report

Date: January 30, 2018

The 2018 State of the Plastics Industry Report includes over 40-pages dedicated to analyzing three dozen different economic indicators - covering 2017 industry performance and 2018 plastics industry forecasts. With input from nearly 200 plastics companies across the country, this annual report, now its in 18th year, analyzes historic and current trends to give plastics executives a closer look at how the plastics industry will perform over the next 12 months. 

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2017 Engineering Services Report

Date: December 11, 2017

MAPP's most recent study covering the trend of plastics processors offering engineering services. This report includes the following: which services are offered, hourly rates charged for services, design agreements and IP protection.

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2017 North American Plastics Industry Study

Date: November 9, 2017

2017 Benchmarking Survey conducted by Plante and Moran discusses the current trends and practices within the plastics industry. This report has been designed to include additional insights and perspectives that can help business leaders gain more value. Data from this study includes return on sales, return on assets, sales growth, on-time delivery perforamnce, PPM, resin complexity levels, balance sheets, organizational deployment, cash flow, and more.

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2017 Wage and Salary Report

Date: October 6, 2017

This report, which includes inputs from approximately 200 plastics processors across the United States, covers compensation on nearly 60 job titles common in the plastics industry, as well as operational trends.

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2017 Machine Rate Report

Date: August 30, 2017

This report provides plastic processing executives with general benchmarks for machine rates by distinct tonnage ranges. The survey process was guided by a team of MAPP member business leaders who created a straight-forward questionnaire that was both user-friendly and easy to understand. The 2017 Machine Rate Study asked participants to provide the following inputs for 10 different injection molding machine tonnage categories: loaded machine rates, rates without labor and tonnage capacity. 

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2017 Disaster Recovery Plans

Date: August 14, 2017

A compilation of Disaster Recovery Plans/Business Continuation Plans submitted by MAPP members, with a special foreword from Federated Insurance on building your own plan.

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2017 Sales Management Report

Date: June 19, 2017

The purpose of this report is to disseminate information regarding industry norms and benchmarks that are associated with how companies manage their sales and sales management process. 

The Sales Management Benchmarking Report provides executives with various data and information points on including but not limited to manning tables compared to company revenues, training, method of landing new sales, internal / external commission rate structures, utilization of sales representatives, and more.

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2017 Health and Benefits Report

Date: April 3, 2017

This report includes input from 153 plastics processing companies across the United States, and covers trends in health insurance; vision, dental and life insurance; as well as retirement and other benefits currently being offered by manufacturers.

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2017 MAPP Safety Checklists

Date: March 29, 2017

A compilation of safety checklists utilized in plastics processing facilities across the United States.

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2017 State of the Plastics Industry Report

Date: February 1, 2017

In its 17th year, MAPP's annual State of the Plastics Industry Report analyzes nearly 40 different economic indicators to understand the current landscape of the plastics industry. The report covers fourth quarter performance, sales, backlog, off-shoring, customer demands, resin pricing, previous year performance, along with forecasts and expectations for 2017.

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HR Onboarding and Training Checklists

Date: November 17, 2016

28 training checklists from plastics processors - from on-boarding to job specific.

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Cell Phone Policies Benchmarking

Date: November 17, 2016

34 manufacturing companies have submitted their company's cell phone policies for others to review and benchmark.

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2016 North American Plastics Industry Study

Date: October 20, 2016

2016 Benchmarking Survey conducted by Plante and Moran discusses the current trends and practices within the plastics industry.

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2016 Wage and Salary Report

Date: September 8, 2016

This report covers compensation nearly 60 job titles common in the plastics industry, as well as operational trends.

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2016 Terms and Conditions Report

Date: July 6, 2016

This inaugural report consists of the aggregated data from plastics processors on topics regarding terms and conditions with their largest customer such as mandated price downs, freight terms, payment terms, penalties and other special terms and conditions of sale.

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2016 Company Attendance Policies

Date: March 20, 2016

A compilation of attendance policies from 35 plastics manufacturing companies. Attendance policies include company policies and procedures for employee attendance, such as point systems; rolling attendance; tardiness; notification of absence; no fault attendance policy; no-call/no-show; rewards systems; and introductory/probationary period attendance expectations.

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2016 State of the Industry Report

Date: February 15, 2016

The 2016 State of the Industry survey involves data collection from over 150 industry executives on 33 unique economic indicator questions covering 4th quarter performance along with forecasts for 2016.

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2015 North American Plastics Industry Report

Date: January 12, 2016

2015 Benchmarking Survey conducted by Plante and Moran discusses the current trends and practices within the plastics industry.

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