FARMINGTON HILLS, MI – National Truck Equipment Association (NTEA) recently published the 2006 Manufacturer Operating Metrics Benchmarking Survey Report, the result of a joint survey conducted with the National Truck Dealers Association (NTDA). The report represents responses from NTEA and NTDA members identifying and assessing critical operating data on issues members can use to create world-class manufacturing processes. In the manufacturing area, more than 48 percent of the high-profit manufacturer participants indicated that their design and engineering departments had production machinery less than five years old. For the median manufacturer, the response was 30 percent. The report presents a detailed review of general information, operations, quality and measures, sales, organization, and safety and insurance. Data is presented for the median NTEA and NTDA manufacturer, high-profit manufacturers, by line of business, and company sales volume category.

The report features:

  • An executive summary providing an overview of study results, with emphasis on the differences between the median firm and the high-profit company.
  • A detailed results section examining company sales by product and customer, operations, quality and measures, organization, and safety and insurance.
  • An analysis of variance based on all participating firms providing the range of common experience for all applicable ratios and measures.

    Participants receive the report free-of-charge and an individual assessment directly from Mackay Research Group, comparing their company’s practices to the industry and to others in the same sales classification. The cost for non-participating NTEA members is $100; $200 for nonmembers. To purchase a copy of the report, visit or call (800) 441-6832.

  • Originally posted on Fleet Financials