For a decade, IndustryWeek and the Manufacturing Performance Institute (MPI) Census of Manufacturers have provided data to US manufacturers. This year, MPI fielded a similar survey in Canada, offering an intriguing look into the differences between the Canadian and US manufacturing landscapes. This executive summary presents combined data from these surveys, aimed at helping manufacturers meet future challenges.
format of an summary
presented either in the format presented on the survey or, where more meaningful, in descending order based on the percentage of responses for a particular answer category (i.e., the answer category with the highest percentage is listed first). Data for directive questions list the frequency (N) and the percentage of responses for each answer category. The tables for open-ended questions are presented with the frequency (N), mean, median, 25th percentile, and 75th percentile statistics. The Executive