2018 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 2018 RIMFGB2B Needs Survey.


RIMFGB2B Medium Business Needs Snapshot

New Product Development


Top Three New Product Development Needs | Medium Manufacturers

RIMFGB2B NPD top needs med mfg

Access to funding for new equipment or materials

RIMFGB2B NPD top needs med mfg

People with strategic skills to develop our next generation company

RIMFGB2B NPD top needs med mfg

Flexible working space to develop new ideas

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

Ideas To Develop
New Products

Testing
Facilities

People to Help
Drive Growth

Help with Research
and Development

Talent


Top Three Talent Needs | Medium Manufacturers

RIMFGB2B talent top needs med mfg

We need to hire engineers

RIMFGB2B talent top needs med mfg

Training for floor workers on new technology

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

Operations


Top Three Operations Needs | Medium Manufacturers

RIMFGB2B operations top needs med mfg

Software to help improve operations

RIMFGB2B operations top needs med mfg

Help with manufacturing engineering

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
Supply Chain

Improve Systems
and Processes

People in
Operations

Access to Modren
Equipment

Growth


Top Three Growth Needs | Medium Manufacturers

RIMFGB2B growth top needs med mfg

Access to capital to implement growth opportunity

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

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

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