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IMM's Benchmarking Report: First quarter 2001, data group 1 of 3

The IMM Benchmarking Report is now beginning its fourth year and this month provides data from the first quarter of 2001. We've developed a strong core group of molders who have volunteered this data, but we are constantly looking for more participants. 

For those new to the Benchmarking Report, the project is simple. Several molders have volunteered to share their benchmarking data with us each quarter. The information comes in two parts. The first is the profile data (see table, below), which characterizes the molders by press quantity, resin quantity processed, parts quantity, and revenue, among other measurements. The information in the pies is the benchmarking data. We're measuring nine benchmarks: machine utilization, productive downtime, training per employee, mold change time, scheduled ship date on time, accident incident rate, scrap as produced, customer returns, and employee turnover. Each month we present three of these nine benchmarks. 




Number of molders38  
 LowHighAverage
Press quantity710029
Low tonnage151000110
High tonnage502500689
Press age, years1198.0
2000 resin consumed, million lb.1365.1
2000 number of different parts molded34000516
2000 parts produced, million1.380082.8
Annual production hours34373004840
Inventory turns3.813721.9
Number of employees5480128
Hourly wage with benefits$6.95$18.50$12.06
Hourly wage without benefits$6.35$15.00$9.14
2000 revenue, million$2.4$52.3$18.0
Number of customers that comprise
80 percent of annual sales revenue
120014.0
2000 average hourly machine cost$15.00$106.00$41.52
Top five markets served, by percent
• Automotive45.8  
• Building/construction6.4  
• Telecommunications6.4  
• Consumer products5.8  
• Computers/business equipment5.0  


If you want to get involved, participation is easy. In return for your time and data each quarter, you get detailed reports on key production and market data for every participating molder. Anonymity is guaranteed. Contact us (see contact information) and we'll send you the information and forms you need to get started. This service is free. 

Contact information
Injection Molding Magazine
Denver, CO
Jeff Sloan
Phone: (303) 321-2322
Fax: (303) 321-3552
[email protected]
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