2018 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 machine operators

RIMFGB2B talent top needs large mfg

We need to hire entry level floor workers

RIMFGB2B talent top needs large mfgs

Training to support management team development

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

New Product Development


Top Three New Product Development Needs | Large Manufacturers

RIMFGB2B NPD top needs large mfg

New technology to improve or change my products

RIMFGB2B NPD top needs large mfg

Collaboration with different groups of influence

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

Ideas To Develop
New Products

Testing
Facilities

People to Help
Drive Growth

Help with Research
and Development

Operations


Top Three Operations Needs | Large Manufacturers

RIMFGB2B operations top needs large mfg

Process improvement experts

RIMFGB2B operations top needs large mfg

We need support with our inventory systems

RIMFGB2B operations top needs large mfg

Software to help improve operations

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
Supply Chain

Improve Systems
and Processes

People in
Operations

Access to Modren
Equipment

Growth


Top Three Growth Needs | Large Manufacturers

RIMFGB2B growth top needs large mfg

Help breaking into new markets

RIMFGB2B growth top needs large mfg

A bigger or better facility to grow our business

RIMFGB2B growth top needs large mfg

Help with our business development strategy

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

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

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