Large Manufacturers Needs | Detailed

On this page, learn more about the need for Large Manufacturers in RI. For this survey, Large Manufacturers refers to over 50 employees.


Snapshot of Total Large Manufacturers Votes – Across Categories

The following breaks down each category into further detail based on the needs of the RI Large Manufacturers expressed in the 2017 RIMFGB2B Needs Survey.


RIMFGB2B Large Business Needs Snapshot

Talent


Top Three Talent Needs | Large Manufacturers

RIMFGB2B talent top needs large mfg

We need to hire engineers

RIMFGB2B talent top needs large mfg

We need to hire machine operators

RIMFGB2B talent top needs large mfgs

We need to hire entry level floor workers

Detailed Results of All Talent Questions

Each category included section headers and questions to further define the need. Following are the detailed results showing each question in the category. Below the chart you’ll find the color key that references the section headers. Colors shading responds to the amount of need within that section – dark being stronger need, light being less of a need


Talent Categories Key

Hire New
People

Train Current
Employees

New Product Development


Top Three New Product Development Needs | Large Manufacturers

RIMFGB2B NPD top needs large mfg

People with strategic skills to develop our next generation company

RIMFGB2B NPD top needs large mfg

People with a technology background to drive company forward

RIMFGB2B NPD top needs large mfg

Connections to designers who can help expand our opportunities

Detailed Results of All New Product Development Questions

Each category included section headers and questions to further define the need. Following are the detailed results showing each question in the category. Below the chart you’ll find the color key that references the section headers. Colors shading responds to the amount of need within that section – dark being stronger need, light being less of a need.

RIMFGB2B NPD Survey Details large mfg

New Product Development Categories Key

People to Help
Drive Growth

Ideas To Develop
New Products

Help with Research
and Development

Testing
Facilities

Growth


Top Three Growth Needs | Large Manufacturers

RIMFGB2B growth top needs large mfg

Help breaking into new markets

RIMFGB2B growth top needs large mfg

To understand new market applications of our current capabilities

RIMFGB2B growth top needs large mfg

Help growing sales of our existing products in established markets

Detailed Results of All Growth Questions

Each category included section headers and questions to further define the need. Following are the detailed results showing each question in the category. Below the chart you’ll find the color key that references the section headers. Colors shading responds to the amount of need within that section – dark being stronger need, light being less of a need.

RIMFGB2B Growth Survey Details large mfg

Growth Categories Key

Sales
Strategy Help

Advice or Guidance
For Growth

Building or
Equipment

Funding

Operations


Top Three Operations Needs | Large Manufacturers

RIMFGB2B operations top needs large mfg

Help with manufacturing engineering

RIMFGB2B operations top needs large mfg

Help finding a material or parts supplier

RIMFGB2B operations top needs large mfg

Help with process flow for quality improvement

Detailed Results of All Operations Questions

Each category included section headers and questions to further define the need. Following are the detailed results showing each question in the category. Below the chart you’ll find the color key that references the section headers. Colors shading responds to the amount of need within that section – dark being stronger need, light being less of a need

RIMFGB2B Operations Survey Details large mfg

Operations Categories Key

Improve Systems
and Processes

People in
Operations

Improve
Supply Chain

Access to Modren
Equipment

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