Converting Equipment Performance Standards

James asks:

We are creating a scorecard of manufacturing data that our facilities can use to monitor their performance. We would like to included bench mark data of industry production performances on key pieces of machinery (mini-ffgs, mid-size ffgs, large ffgs; rotary diecutters, specialty gluers, etc.). Can you tell us what benchmark might be available through the AICC?

I believe I can provide a resource for this question. Every two years TAPPI and FBA combine for a Productivity And Waste Study. They get a large participation and the final report is available to those who contribute. For all others there is a fee. You can order a copy of the study online at or

The detailed study provides data specific to machinery types, sizes and configurations. I’m sure you will find the study data very helpful.


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