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Plant Manager Role and Team At a Glance

Manufacturers Alliance collected data about the plant manager’s role, reporting, and team to gain insights about this department’s organizational structure. Here are several highlights from the survey.

  • While most plant managers report to production supervisors, at least 2/3 report to plant engineers or supply chain.
  • About 2/3 of plant managers of participating companies reported having less than 5 years in their roles and a bachelor's degree at least.
  • A majority of companies reported having one plant manager per plant and at least 7 people reporting to the plant manager.
  • Few examples of the KPIs that plant managers are responsible for include safety, quality, and on-time delivery.

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