The IMM Benchmarking Report is now in 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 who want to take advantage of what the report has to offer. The validity, vitality, and survival of this report depends entirely on data from molders. If you enjoy and make regular use of this report, we encourage you to join today.
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.
If you want to get involved, participation is easy. In exchange for your time and data each quarter, you will receive detailed reports on key production and market data for every participating molder. Your anonymity is guaranteed. Contact us (see contact information below) and we'll fax or e-mail you the information and forms you need to get started. This service is free.
|Profile of Benchmarking Participants|
|Number of molders||40|
|Press age, years||1||19||8.0|
|2000 resin consumed, million lb||.1||36||5.2|
|2000 number of different parts molded||3||4000||577|
|2000 parts produced, million||1.3||800||87.5|
|Annual production hours||343||7300||4823|
|Number of employees||5||480||129|
|Hourly wage with benefits||$6.95||$18.50||$13.20|
|Hourly wage without benefits||$6.35||$15.00||$9.05|
|2000 revenue, million||$2.4||$52.3||$18.2|
|Number of customers that comprise|
80 percent of annual sales revenue
|2000 average hourly machine cost||$15.00||$106.00||$41.00|
|Top five markets served, by percent|
|â¢ Consumer products||6.9|
|â¢ Computers/business equipment||4.7|
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