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Baldrige by Sector: Manufacturing

Can a manufacturer facing global competition, increased pressure on costs, and the need to show quarterly profits benefit from the Baldrige process? For more than 20 years, the Baldrige Program has shown that manufacturers and other businesses of any size and type can benefit from using the Criteria for Performance Excellence. From a global aerospace company to a telecommunications firm and a food producer, manufacturers from countless industries, including 26 Baldrige Award recipients and more than 350 Baldrige Award applicants, have used the Criteria to improve their businesses and sustain world-class results. So can your organization.

How Baldrige Relates

The Baldrige Criteria address all key areas of a manufacturing business and are compatible with other performance improvement initiatives, such as ISO 9000, Lean, and Six Sigma. Using the Baldrige framework, you can organize and integrate these approaches, improve productivity and effectiveness, and pursue performance excellence.

Improve Your Results

Regardless of what your business manufactures, the Baldrige Criteria are a valuable framework for measuring performance and planning in an uncertain environment. The Criteria help businesses achieve and sustain the highest national levels of

  • customer satisfaction,engagement, and loyalty
  • product and service outcomes, and process efficiency
  • workforce satisfaction and engagement
  • revenue and market share
  • social responsibility


See what the Baldrige Criteria and the Baldrige process can do for your business.