Wisconsin partnership conducts best practices on-line survey

The Wisconsin Manufacturing Extension Partnership (WMEP) is conducting an on-line survey seeking the best practices from state manufacturers in an effort to establish a gauge of the state of manufacturing in Wisconsin.

The Wisconsin Next Generation Manufacturing Survey is designed to identify and measure key performance metrics and best practice strategies consistent with next generation manufacturing. The elements of next generation manufacturing are customer-focused innovation, global engagement, green/sustainability, supply chain management and collaboration, process improvement and talent acquisition and retention.

WMEP is encouraging state manufacturing owners and senior level management to participate in the confidential survey.

“Everyone – industry leaders, government officials, academia – understands that Wisconsin’s manufacturing base must change if it’s going to win in this new economy,” Mike Klonsinski, executive director of WMEP said. “The survey results will provide us with a scorecard to determine where we are today, and where we need to be to be considered a world class manufacturing center.

The survey is being conducted by the Manufacturing Performance Institute for WMEP and its partners, the Wisconsin Department of Commerce, Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce, Milwaukee 7, New North Inc. and the Northwest Wisconsin Manufacturing Outreach Center.

The on-line survey can be accessed at (www. WisconsinNGM.com). The deadline for participation is Sept. 30.

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