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Manufacturing survey seeks to identify winning strategies

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Nevada Industry Excellence, the industrial extension program of the Nevada System of Higher Education, has updating a 2009 research study of strategies manufacturers in the state are using to compete successfully in the world economy.

The “2011 Next Generation Manufacturing Study” seeks to understand next generation manufacturing practices.

The strategies explored by the study include customer-focused innovation, superior processes and improvement focus, human-capital management, supply-chain management and collaboration, sustainability, and global engagement.

The web-based study questionnaire can be accessed at http://www.NGMStudy.com. Any manufacturing owner, CEO or senior-level executive is eligible to participate. Participation is confidential or anonymous and takes 20-25 minutes to complete. Deadline for participation is June 21.

Study participants who participate confidentially will receive a comprehensive Next Generation Performance Report showing how their organization compares to other manufacturers (all participants as well as groups of manufacturers similar to their organization) in the key strategic areas.

The strategies explored by the Next Generation Manufacturing Study are customer-focused innovation, superior processes/improvement focus, human-capital management, supply-chain management and collaboration, sustainability, and global engagement.

The national sponsor of the study is the American Small Manufacturers Coalition, an organization composed of all of the Manufacturing Extension Partnership Centers in America.


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