Top Shops: Capacity Utilization

Electroplating shops surveyed in the 2017 Products Finishing Top Shops Benchmarking Survey have an average capacity utilization ratio of 65 percent. Those in the Top Shops — meaning in the 80th percentile — fared far better at 80 percent capacity usage. Shops that were not in the Top Shops category had a capacity usage of around 50 percent.

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Electroplating shops surveyed in the 2017 Products Finishing Top Shops Benchmarking Survey have an average capacity utilization ratio of 65 percent. Those in the Top Shops—meaning in the 80th percentile —fared far better at 80 percent capacity usage. Shops that were not in the Top Shops category had a capacity usage of around 50 percent.

Capacity utilization is the ratio of potential output versus actual output. According to leanmanufacturing.com, "It is a good indicator of business and market conditions as when times are good most plants are able to run at close to 70-80 percent capacity utilization."