Products Finishing

SEP 2018

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Benchmarked Items Just Released: Benchmarking Reports In addition to an exceutive summary and a comprehen- sive report that can be used to compare a shop's operating statistics with others in the industry by size, facilities that completed a substantial portion of the Products Finishing Benchmarking Survey will receive a customized report illustrating how their responses directly compare to all surveyed shops and to the Top Shops. These reports not only serve as a baseline "report card," but provide hard data that will eliminate the need to rely on gut feelings as a method of identifying and prioritizing improvement efforts. Top Shops Other Shops 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% 90% 100% Finishing Machine Usage Capacity Utilization 20.0 87% 99.0 87% Other Shops Top Shops 2 4 6 8 10 12 14 16 18 20 22 24 Your Shop's Value: Your Overall Percentile: Your Shop's Value: Your Overall Percentile: The average number of hours finishing equipment is in production in a 24 hour day. Why this is important: The higher your shop usage, the less overhead cost you have to associate with each unit of output created. This will allow you to offer products at lower prices than your competition and for a greater profit. Learn more at Capacity being used as a percentage of total plant capac ity (%) Why this is important: Capacity utilization quantifies how much of your shop's total available capacity is being used. Low capacity utilization indicates the investment in some equipment isn't generating income, which can lead to reduced profits. Learn more at 6 $ 495 .00 BENCHMARKING REPORTS E L E C T R O P L A T I N G DATA REPORT BY PLANT SIZE SHOPS 2018 rating, one of the best in the industry. One of the reasons for this success is how Burkard Industries' managers use a 23-point scorecard for key indi- cators that is posted weekly to show how the operation is performing and in what areas it needs improvement. "We have TV display screens throughout the shop with rotating slides to show all of our employees how we are performing in regards to safety, productivity, sales, quality, customer feedback and other key indicators." Burkard says. "We analyze the data extensively, and everyone knows where we are on key indicators, and we are all constantly working to improve." The company is a family-owned operation established by Burkard's great-grandfather in 1934. It has always enjoyed a very strong reputation in markets such as automotive, defense and military, industrial, commercial, entertain- ment, agricultural, heavy truck, architectural, aerospace, and medical. In 1988, the company discontinued its chrome plating lines and focused on powder coating. It added additional booths in 1995, and in 2003 added ecoat to its repertoire of services. In 2008, the shop also added a liquid coating appli- cation process to break into the chemical agent resistant coating (CARC) industry for military processes. With the steady climb to No. 1 in the Products Finishing Top Shops Benchmarking Survey, Burkard Industries is not about to rest now. "We want to be the first shop to repeat as No. 1," Burkard says. Order Lead Time On-Time Delivery Your Shop's Value: Your Overall Percentile: Your Shop's Value: Your Overall Percentile: Time between receipt of order to delivery to customer (days, lower is better) Why this is important: Shorter lead times allow customers faster access to products and the ability to work within tight deadlines. Learn more at Percentage of product delivered on time (%) Why this is important: Customers expect products delivered on time so they can meet their own deadlines. On-time delivery protects and builds y our reputaion and supports repeat business. Learn more at 6 3.0 29% Other Shops Top Shops 0 5 10 15 20 25 30 99.0 90% Top Shops Other Shops 70 80 90 100 SHOPS 2018 The 2018 Top Shops Benchmarking Survey establishes benchmarks in the following areas: Accident rate Analytical testing Approvals Automation Capacity utilization Capital spending Certifications Customer retention Employee turnover Environmental management Finishing usage First-pass-quality yield Hazardous-waste management HR practices Industries served Inspection processes Marketing Mix/volume Number of employees On-time delivery Order lead time Parts inspection Practices and improvement methodologies Pricing strategies Profit margin Quote-to-book ratio Records keeping ROA Sales Spending on equipment Supply chain practices Total parts finished Total SKUs finished Training practices Training time Types of finishing operations Types of surfaces finished Wages Wish lists of processes Burkard Industries Clinton Twp., Michigan 586-791-6520 PRODUCTS FINISHING — 15 TOP SHOPS

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