Production Line Survey Gathers Unique and Valuable Data

Originally published by the following source: SBC MagazineJuly 21, 2020
by Mindy Caldwell


In an effort to help component manufacturers (CMs) find and retain more quality production employees, SBCA’s Strike Force 5 developed a short survey to measure how production line workers come into the industry, what influences their decision to stay, and what they think CMs can do to attract and retain more production employees. The survey is anonymous, provided in English and Spanish, and built to be easily distributed to workers via text or email.

To participate, fill out this short form and SBCA staff will send you some basic instructions and the survey link.

Graph of the regions that have taken the SF5 survey

The goal of the survey is to gather several hundred responses from all regions of the country and use the data to produce a set of recommendations for how CMs can best hone their workforce development efforts with regard to attracting and retaining quality production employees. Access to the full report of the survey results will be available to SBCA members through

Current responses show a majority of input from the Northeast, with other parts of the country evenly represented (see chart). The more responses SBCA receives the more valuable this data will become, so please consider participating today and watch for future articles on this topic.

Contact SBCA staff to receive some basic instructions and a link to the survey.