Medium Manufacturers Needs | Detailed

On this page, learn more about the need for Medium Manufacturers in RI. For this survey, Medium Manufacturers refers to 21 – 50 employees.


Snapshot of Total Medium Manufacturers Votes – Across Categories

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


RIMFGB2B Medium Business Needs Snapshot

Talent


Top Three Talent Needs | Medium Manufacturers

RIMFGB2B talent top needs med mfg

Need to hire machine operators

RIMFGB2B talent top needs med mfg

Need training for process improvement

RIMFGB2B talent top needs med mfgs

Need training for more problem-solving skills

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

Train Current
Employees

Hire New
People

Growth


Top Three Growth Needs | Medium Manufacturers

RIMFGB2B growth top needs med mfg

Help breaking into new markets

RIMFGB2B growth top needs med mfg

A bigger or better facility to grow our business

RIMFGB2B growth top needs med 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 Med mfg

Growth Categories Key

Sales
Strategy Help

Advice or Guidance
For Growth

Building or
Equipment

Funding

Operations


Top Three Operations Needs | Medium Manufacturers

RIMFGB2B operations top needs med mfg

Help with process flow for quality improvement

RIMFGB2B operations top needs med mfg

We need support with our inventory systems

RIMFGB2B operations top needs med mfg

Trained production staff for our new process system

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 Med mfg

Operations Categories Key

Improve Systems
and Processes

People in
Operations

Improve
Supply Chain

Access to Modren
Equipment

New Product Development


Top Three New Product Development Needs | Medium Manufacturers

RIMFGB2B NPD top needs med mfg

People with a technology background to drive company forward

RIMFGB2B NPD top needs med mfg

People with strategic skills to develop our next generation company

RIMFGB2B NPD top needs med mfg

Collaboration with different groups of influence

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 med mfg

New Product Development Categories Key

People to Help
Drive Growth

Help with Research
and Development

Ideas To Develop
New Products

Testing
Facilities

Created by Polaris MEP, with support from the U.S. Office of Economic Adjustment, Commerce RI, and RIMA.

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