The Next Generation Manufacturing (NGM) Study is a national survey developed to help small-to-midsized manufacturers across the United States better define strategies and business objectives necessary for global competition. This year, more than 800 manufacturers across the country participated in the study – a national research effort coordinated by the American Small Manufacturers Coalition (ASMC), conducted by the Manufacturing Performance Institute (MPI) and supported by Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) centers nationwide.
The NGM Study evaluates manufacturers across six best practice areas known as the “next generation strategies,” including: customer-focused innovation; engaged people/human capital acquisition, development and retention; superior processes/improvement focus; supply-chain management and collaboration; green/sustainability; and global engagement. The NGM Study identifies trends affecting the in industry, assesses manufacturers’ views of the six strategies today, and compares the current data to the first NGM Study conducted in 2009.
The NGM Study is one of the most comprehensive efforts ever undertaken to assess the strategic priorities and implementation progress of manufacturers in California and across the nation.
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