AMBA is the only organization in the U.S. mold manufacturing industry focused on creating and providing leading-edge benchmarking information to executives for the purpose of enabling them to make better, more informed decisions. 

In order to create these valuable industry reports, AMBA surveys mold builders 6-8 times per year on topics such as:

  • General industry trends
  • Financial metrics
  • Human resource policies and procedures
  • Operations and plant floor management
  • Safety
  • Machine rates
  • Sales process and sales management

For current survey opportunities, please see below. To see recently completed reports, click here.


Current Survey Opportunities

Efficiencies in Machine Programming

Deciding how to most efficiently program the jobs in your shop can be challenging for any mold builder. Relying on an inefficient strategy, whether it's due to a skills gap in your workforce, inadequate technology or other factors, can cost a mold builder significant time, energy and money. 

AMBA's newest survey, Efficiencies in Machine Programming, will benchmark how shops tackle programming efficiency in their shops. Data gathered will include:

  • workforce representation (including total employees vs. CNC programmers and setup operators)
  • preferred programming software
  • shop floor programming vs. offline programming
  • challenges that prevent further efficiency in the shop
  • technologies and/or machines they've recently invested in to meet those challenges

All companies who complete the survey will get a free copy of the report. All personal company information will be removed before the final compilation of the report is published. This survey will close Friday, August 16, 2019. 

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To see AMBA's most recently completed reports, visit the AMBA publications page.