By the effect of globalization, products, services, capital, technology, and people began to circulate more freely in the world. As a conclusion, in order to achieve and gain an advantage against competitors, manufacturing firms had to adopt themselves to changing conditions and evaluate their critical performance criteria. In this study, the aim is to determine general performance criteria and their characteristics and classifications from previous studies and evaluate performance criteria for a plastic packaging organization by utilizing Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP) modeling. A specific manufacturing organization, operating in the Turkish plastic packaging sector has been selected and the manufacturing performance criteria have been determined for that specific organization. Finally, the selected criteria have been assessed according to their relative importance by utilizing AHP approach and Expert Choice (EC) software program.