Digital Manufacturing Performance Assessment

20 hours
2 weeks
Detailed process assessment

There may be a fee associated with this assessment, learn more.

Widespread outsourcing of production activities has put tremendous pressure on manufacturing managers to be cost competitive while offering unique customer value. This has only intensified their focus on improving manufacturing processes.

Complete the Manufacturing Open Standards Benchmarking Assessment to gain insight into how to manage processes without adding to the bottom line.

Assess your manufacturing processes to establish a baseline for improvement and annual performance targets. Other key manufacturing metrics included in this assessment:

  • Customer order cycle time in days
  • Dock-to-stock cycle time in hours for supplier deliveries
  • Costs of production material handling damage as a percentage of total material costs
  • Scrap and rework costs as a percentage of cost of goods sold

All submissions to APQC's benchmarking database, both Open Standards Benchmarking and Rapid Performance Assessments, must be collected using APQC's easy-to-use Microsoft Excel data collection instruments. Please download a fresh copy of the assessment file by clicking the “Download Survey to Start Assessment” button.

Each benchmarking assessment offers an Excel-based data collection tool consisting of the survey itself, the measures associated with the survey, the glossary terms needed to understand the survey, and a copy of the Process Classification Framework (PCF) relevant to the data collection instrument. The consolidated data collection tool is intended to simplify the collection of benchmarking data within your organization.

How it works:


Once you have completed the data collection instrument, simply upload the file using APQC's secure file upload tool. Visit this URL to upload your file: If you are unable to connect to that web site, please contact the helpdesk for more information by sending an email to [email protected]. Please do not send privileged, confidential, or non-public data to APQC via email. Please contact the helpdesk on [email protected] if you have any further questions.

APQC analysts will immediately begin validation of your submission.

Download Survey to Start Assessment