Industry Headlines

More than 400 Southern California Manufacturers Increase Competitiveness

October 8, 2008
/ Print / Reprints /
ShareMore
/ Text Size+

TORRANCE, CA - In a survey between June 2007 and May 2008, an independent 3rd party reported that 85% of the 500 manufacturers that received consulting services in Southern California, under the federal Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) program, stated they had recorded increases in competitiveness. These improvements were as a result of implementing changes recommended through consulting services provided by the California Manufacturing Technology Consulting (CMTC).

The improvement results, compiled from companies receiving CMTC consulting by an independent survey conducted by Synovate, are usually from improvements in their production techniques. Benefits from these services were noted as substantial and have major implications for the California economy. Details reported separately by over 100 of the total manufacturers surveyed (who committed to more intensive changes) show that improvements made have a direct correlation to staying in business and staying in California. The significance of the gains with these 100 manufacturers can be judged from:

- 80 companies said improvements were significant to growing their business and adding jobs
- 65 companies said improvements made were significant to staying in business.
- 45 companies said improvements enabled them to stay in California.

Did you enjoy this article? Click here to subscribe to Quality Magazine. 

You must login or register in order to post a comment.

Multimedia

Videos

Podcasts

 In honor of World Quality Month, we spoke to James Rooney, ASQ Past Chairman of the Board of Directors 2013, for his take on quality around the world.
For more information, read the ASQ Speaking of Quality column.
More Podcasts

Quality Magazine

CoverImage

2014 September

Check out the September 2014 edition of Quality Magazine for features!

Table Of Contents Subscribe

The Skills Gap

What is the key to solving the so-called skills gap in the quality industry?
View Results Poll Archive

Clear Seas Research

qcast_ClearSeas_logo.gifWith access to over one million professionals and more than 60 industry-specific publications,Clear Seas Research offers relevant insights from those who know your industry best. Let us customize a market research solution that exceeds your marketing goals.

eNewsletters

STAY CONNECTED

facebook_40.png twitter_40px.png  youtube_40px.pnglinkedin_40px.png