Shop Management

Shop management encompasses everything from strategic planning to the nuts and bolts of statistical process control. Whether you're an executive, manager, or supervisor, you'll find articles about overcoming challenges and struggles just like yours.

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10 steps to winning a government contract - Step 10

June 13, 2006

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Although the last step in the bidding process is to submit your bid, your final step in working with the government is never to give up and to apply what you learned throughout the process to every government job opportunity.

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Keyswitch module enhances safety gate switches

June 13, 2006

Fortress Interlocks has introduced an option pod with keyswitch for its amGard modular safety gate switches, which helps to ensure that an operator can enter a hazardous area only when it is safe.The...

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Dual speed positioner lifts up to 445 lbs.

June 13, 2006

The Lift Stik™ lifter transporter from Presto Lifts achieves a lift by a powered, continuous chain in the single mast.A hand-held, push-button remote allows the user to lift or lower the...

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Perimeter guard provides four-sided protection

June 13, 2006

Sick Inc. offers the M4000 Advanced safeguarding system for point-of-entry applications for access protection to conveyor systems, palletizing equipment, and robotic workcells.Using corner mirrors...

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Upgrade kit designed for inverter welding systems

June 13, 2006

WeldComputer Corp. has developed an upgrade kit for existing inverter welding systems that delivers enhancements without replacing inverters.The control provides msec by msec programmability in...

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SUVs: A profit center in flux

June 13, 2006

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As oil hovers around $60 per barrel, SUVs aren't that cool anymore. Many view them as dinosaurs, remnants of '90s excess that have no place in a thriftier, more environmentally conscious century.

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What associations really do

June 13, 2006

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Ever wonder why associations exist—what purposes they serve and why people join them? This article explains just what an association is, traces the history of associations, and describes how these organizations benefit members and the general public.

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10 steps to winning a government contract - Step 7

June 13, 2006

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Once you're ready to write your proposal, you must know all about the three basic types of solicitations and how to write your proposal based on what type of solicitation you're working with.

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Right on schedule

June 12, 2006

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QC Metal Fabricators of Elkhart, Ind., witnessed improved scheduling and shipping with the implementation of new job shop management software.

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Productivity—The human factor

May 9, 2006

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Productivity, an economic bellwether, is predicted to slip from its recent highs in the coming months, largely because of job growth. Companies burned by the recent downturn need to continue to focus on achieving maximum productivity. This article addresses the labor component of productivity and how best to motivate employees to work at high levels.

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10 steps to winning a government contract - Step 9

May 9, 2006

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Once you have your contract and have delivered product on time and within specifications, it's time to find out how to get paid in a timely fashion.

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Quality management software released

May 9, 2006

Zontec Inc. has released its Synergy 1000™ statistical process control (SPC) production-based software for real-time quality management.The software enables businesses to standardize the way...

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Flowmeter is corrosion resistant

May 9, 2006

Universal Flow Monitors Inc. offers the CoolPoint™ vortex-shedding flowmeter with a stainless steel body for corrosion resistance.The flowmeter is available in 316 SS construction for measuring...

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Blast unit removes rust, scale from plate, structurals

May 9, 2006

Viking Blast & Wash Systems has released the RT 9616-SP plate and structural blasting unit. The machine removes rust and scale from exterior surfaces of plate up to 8 ft. wide and 3 in. high and...

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Shop software integrates with payroll services

May 9, 2006

The E2 shop system from Shoptech Software has been integrated with ADP and Paychex payroll services. Customers now can take advantage of the two-way interface that helps save time and eliminate data...

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