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2016 Manufacturing Passport

The manufacturing industry is facing many challenges, from rising healthcare costs and widening skills gap, to the demands of innovation and new product development. Reports under the Manufacturing Passport look at key issues in the manufacturing industry and bring critical information to industry professionals. The Manufacturing Passport provides timely data for manufacturing decision makers and planners.



CLEARMarketTrends Reports included (21)

2016 Capital Expenditure Study - Quality

2016 Capital Expenditure Study - Quality

This report details Quality’s 17th Annual Spending Study, providing information on spending for capital equipment, software and services for quality assurance and control. Changes in spending, allocation of budget and professional approach to quality are identified year-over-year. This report provides a broad picture of the state of investment in quality equipment and services, as well as identifying important trends of interest to quality assurance and control professionals.
December 2016
 
2016 State of the Industry - Industrial Safety & Hygiene News

2016 State of the Industry - Industrial Safety & Hygiene News

The report provides an in-depth and objective analysis about the current state of health and safety profession and the perceived challenges and goals for the industry.
October 2016
 
2016 State of the Profession Study - Quality

2016 State of the Profession Study - Quality

Who is working in quality operations? How are they compensated and how satisfied are they? What challenges and constraints are they facing, and what are plans for addressing these? Understanding the quality employee and important job attributes and concerns helps organizations attract and retain the best quality professionals, as well as allows for improvement in working conditions.
April 2016
 
2016 State of the Profession - Assembly

2016 State of the Profession - Assembly

The 21st annual report provides an in-depth and objective analysis and assembly employee requirements, current salary levels, job satisfaction, and work life factors such as hours worked and involvement in assembly operations goals and processes. Additional analysis identifies assembly operation issues, competitive advantage drivers, green/sustainability trends, and usage trends for adaptive manufacturing and collaborative robotic technology.
April 2016
 
2016 Dimensional Measurement Study - Quality

2016 Dimensional Measurement Study - Quality

Understanding current usage and purchase plans for different types of measurement equipment, including non-contact dimensional measurement equipment, is important for planning and developing best of class practices throughout your industry. This report describes current usage, plans for additional purchase, the demographics of who is purchasing, and even identifies preferred brands and suppliers for specific types of dimensional measurement equipment and accessories.
March 2016
 
2016 Top List Leadership 100 - Quality

2016 Top List Leadership 100 - Quality

Quality is a critical aspect at all manufacturing plants – across all product types and product volumes. The Quality Leadership 100 list showcases manufacturing plants that are dedicated to quality, training and continuous improvement. This information can be used to provide a point of comparison for all plants looking to further improve their quality processes and see where the industry is heading.
February 2016
 
2015 Safety Trends Study - Construction

2015 Safety Trends Study - Construction

Different construction professionals face different health and safety challenges, particularly in construction, which drive their decisions regarding PPE purchasing. Understanding these situations and how they impact PPE decisions is critical to keeping up with industry standards as well as making informed purchasing decisions. This report describes specific challenges and construction industry plans to address them, current and planned PPE usage goals and trends, as well as plans for allocating resources.
January 2016
 
2015 Safety Trends Study - Oil & Gas

2015 Safety Trends Study - Oil & Gas

The oil and gas industry has many safety challenges which separates it from other industries. Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) is critical to providing for the health and safety of employees. Understand the trends in usage, as well as the specific challenges presented for PPE and plans for addressing these challenges, is important to include in planning for the future.
January 2016
 
2015 Capital Expenditure Study - Quality

2015 Capital Expenditure Study - Quality

This report details Quality’s 16th Annual Spending Study, providing information on spending for capital equipment, software and services for quality assurance and control. Changes in spending, allocation of budget and professional approach to quality are identified year-over-year. This report provides a broad picture of the state of investment in quality equipment and services, as well as identifying important trends of interest to quality assurance and control professionals.
November 2015
 
2015 Capital Spending Study - Assembly

2015 Capital Spending Study - Assembly

Manufacturers’ investment in assembly equipment and services is an indication of what they expect for their businesses in the future. Additionally, the reasons for making those purchases give insight into broader areas of planning and growth in their industries. Understand what conditions exist in what specific industries that may impact your planning and purchasing of assembly equipment for next year.
September 2015
 
2015 State of the Profession - Industrial Heating

2015 State of the Profession - Industrial Heating

Detailed information presented in this report describes the employees, the conditions, and the companies in the high-temperature thermal processing industry. Important job attributes and concerns for these employees are included, as is information about compensation and rewards, and benefits. The degree to which these companies are embracing new technology is also reported.
July 2015
 
2015 State of the Industry Study - appliance DESIGN

2015 State of the Industry Study - appliance DESIGN

Attracting, hiring, and retaining appliance design professionals is critical to business success. In addition to compensation and work life, this report gives detailed information on the role of the design professional in the business. Additionally, training, skill metrics, working in teams or on committees is examined to explore the current situation of the appliance design professional.
June 2015
 
2015 Personal Protective Equipment Study - Hearing, Hand, Eye, Footwear

2015 Personal Protective Equipment Study - Hearing, Hand, Eye, Footwear

This report provides a detailed analysis of current trends in Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) for hearing, hands, eyes, and footwear. For each type of PPE, the report examines sources of purchase, expected changes in purchasing for the next year, preferred information sources, key attribute ratings for manufacturers and national distributors, as well as brand loyalty and likelihood to recommend to others.
June 2015
 
2015 State of the Profession Study - Quality

2015 State of the Profession Study - Quality

Who is working in quality operations? How are they compensated and how satisfied are they? What challenges and constraints are they facing, and what are plans for addressing these? Understanding the quality employee and important job attributes and concerns helps organizations attract and retain the best quality professionals, as well as allows for improvement in working conditions.

May 2015
 
2015 State of the Profession - Assembly

2015 State of the Profession - Assembly

This report provides an in-depth and objective analysis of assembly employee requirements, current salary levels, job satisfaction, and work life factors such as hours worked and involvement in assembly operations goals and processes. Additional analysis identifies assembly operation issues, competitive advantage drivers, green/sustainability trends, and usage trends for adaptive manufacturing and collaborative robotic technology.

April 2015
 
2015 Top List Leadership 100 - Quality

2015 Top List Leadership 100 - Quality

Quality is a critical aspect at all manufacturing plants – across all product types and product volumes. The Quality Leadership 100 list showcases manufacturing plants that are dedicated to quality, training and continuous improvement. This information can be used to provide a point of comparison for all plants looking to further improve their quality processes and see where the industry is heading.
February 2015
 
2015 Dimensional Measurement Study - Quality

2015 Dimensional Measurement Study - Quality

Understanding current usage and purchase plans for different types of measurement equipment, including non-contact dimensional measurement equipment, is important for planning and developing best of class practices throughout your industry. This report describes current usage, plans for additional purchase, the demographics of who is purchasing, and even identifies preferred brands and suppliers for specific types of dimensional measurement equipment and accessories.

February 2015
 
2015 Media & Technology Usage Study - Safety Professionals

2015 Media & Technology Usage Study - Safety Professionals

What types of tools – especially electronic tools – are being used for industrial health and safety? How do industry professionals learn about industrial health and safety tools? The role of manufacturer and industry websites, professional society meetings, and other information sources in planning for and adopting electronic tools is defined in this report.

January 2015
 
2014 OSHA Regulations Study - Industrial Safety & Health News

2014 OSHA Regulations Study - Industrial Safety & Health News

How are organizations planning for the occupational safety and health of their workers? And what budget and resources are planned to fund changes/improvements. Understanding how organizations are planning for these expenses, as well as perceived satisfaction of organization health and safety professionals, gives an important and valuable picture of industry development and growth. Additionally, this report identifies critical challenges to be addressed by identifying specific safety goals.
December 2014
 
2014 Equipment Trends Study - Chemical Exposure Monitoring/Gas Detection - Industrial Safety & Hygiene News

2014 Equipment Trends Study - Chemical Exposure Monitoring/Gas Detection - Industrial Safety & Hygiene News

Industries who use of industrial hygiene and chemical exposure monitoring equipment are profiled in this report in terms of usage, preferred monitoring equipment suppliers, purchase involvement and demographics to provide a better understanding for industry providers. Additional equipment attributes and the usage of data analytics of industrial hygiene and chemical exposure monitoring are evaluated. Topics in this report also include attitudes about personnel safety, safety training topics and methods, and usage of mobile/wireless in industrial hygiene and chemical exposure monitoring.
November 2014
 
2014 State of the Industry  - Automated Assembly

2014 State of the Industry - Automated Assembly

Beyond understanding investment plans for multistation automated assembly equipment, it is important to understand how and when those investments will be made. Effective planning is based on information about research habits, information sources, and what information is being sought, from whom, at what points in the investment decision. Improving purchasing operations for multistation automated assembly equipment can improve ROI on that purchase.
October 2014
 

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