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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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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CNC facilitates part rolling

May 9, 2006

Jammes Industrie's Rollexpress CNC-Cone rolls in one revolution conical parts that have a round shape, as well as triangular, square, trapezoidal, and other polygon-shaped cross sections.The CNC...

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Software assesses, manages vibration exposure

May 9, 2006

The HVManager™ human vibration meter software from Larson Davis assesses and manages vibration exposure. It is designed to provide instant tool assessments to all new standards, including the...

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Compressed-air filters install in any air system

May 9, 2006

Kaeser Compressors offers a line of compressed-air filters to meet stringent air requirements.The filters are available in sizes from 20 to 21,250 SCFM and provide simplified installation in any air...

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Structural stress method predicts fatigue life

May 9, 2006

Battelle's Verity™ mesh-insensitive structural stress method is now included as a module within Safe Technology Ltd.'s fe-safe™ analysis software. The Verity methodology predicts the...

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Race to be green

May 9, 2006

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Automakers are racing to introduce green technologies. Toyota is the leader in hybrid sales and plans to introduce two new models even though it will continue to lose money in the short and medium term. Instead of trying to outsell Toyota, GM has introduced flexible-fuel vehicles that run on E-85, an ethanol and gasoline mix.

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Managing success

May 9, 2006

The increasing disparity between upper management pay and blue-collar wages is creating a downward spiral that only can negatively affect our economy.

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Achieving quality global manufacturing networks

May 9, 2006

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This article is adapted from a report analyzing the results of a manufacturers' survey. It discusses the common quality challenges all manufacturers and explains what best-in-class manufacturers are doing with quality control to set themselves apart from the competition.

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Handling engineering changes in automotive parts

May 9, 2006

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Control of engineering changes for automotive components and assemblies requires cooperation and communication among groups within a company, as well as with outside suppliers. Changes must be initiated, communicated, implemented, and verified enterprisewide.

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