The Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation (MAPI) is a member organization focused on building strong leadership within manufacturing, and driving the growth, profitability, and stature of global manufacturers. MAPI contributes to the competitiveness of U.S. manufacturing in several ways:
- 26 councils that executives use to exchange best practices with peers
- Global forecasts, regulatory analyses, and industry surveys
- Independent, expert manufacturing data to promote U.S. and global manufacturing
MAPI provides the timely and unbiased information that business executives need to improve their strategies, boost productivity, and drive innovation.
MAPI has 26 councils, each aligned around a function such as finance, HR, or operations. Members use councils to learn manufacturing best practices through:
- Live meetings where peers present case studies and engage in roundtable discussion
- Surveys and Listservs for on-demand benchmarking
- Webinars featuring thought leaders from the membership and beyond
For information about membership, click here.
Economic Forecasting & Analyses
MAPI offers a variety of research that supports decisions made by the global manufacturing community. Our research portfolio includes:
- Forecasts of economic conditions for key geographies such as China, Europe, and U.S.
- Analyses of policies that impact the global competitiveness of U.S. manufacturing
- Survey-based benchmarks on issues such as SG&A costs, corporate tax departments, and the sales forecasting process
For more information about our research, click here.
For 80 years, MAPI has been dedicated to increasing productivity and innovation in manufacturing through quality research, education, and support for industry leaders. In addition, MAPI is committed to helping America’s leaders understand the essential role of manufacturing in the nation’s economic growth. Manufacturing is important to the U.S. economy because it:
- Generates more economic activity than any other business sector in the U.S. Every $1 in sales from U.S. manufacturers contributes $1.40 in output in the rest of the economy
- Employs nearly 12 million workers directly and almost 7 million in support services. Average compensation is $33 an hour, including total wages and benefits, 14% higher than the private sector average. Manufacturers spend $234 billion annually on research and development, more than double the total federal R&D spending