Download a free copy of this research at: http://3.ly/qJp. (Note: the study is available for free until October 2, 2009. After that, it costs $399.) The report also cites an increased investment by best-in-class manufacturers in manufacturing operations management systems, especially those with embedded capabilities to perform enterprise quality management across all manufacturing operations. The results involve high overall equipment efficiency, on-time and complete shipments, and regulatory compliance for a reduced cost of quality.