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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 Baldrige Excellence Framework. 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 Excellence Framework and Criteria (Business/Nonprofit) can do for your organization.

Baldrige Award Recipients

Search for Manufacturing Baldrige Award recipients.

Get Started with Self-Assessing Your Organization

A Baldrige-based self-assessment can help your organization improve and succeed. The Baldrige Excellence Framework can help you improve communication, productivity, and effectiveness and achieve your strategic goals. Use Baldrige Improvement Tools to help you get started.

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The Baldrige Excellence Builder PDF is another way to get started. It is based on the Baldrige Excellence Framework and its Criteria for Performance Excellence. Use the Excellence Builder to assess your organization against the most important features of organizational performance excellence and learn about the Baldrige Excellence Framework.

Download the Baldrige Excellence Builder for free or purchase bulk copies of 10.

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