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Shoptech Stands Out From the Crowd

There is no doubt that an ERP system can do great things for a shop. Using this technology can save shops time and effort and let them run far more efficiently. However, in order for an ERP system to live up to its reputation, it has to be backed by an excellent vendor. Shoptech has worked hard to stand out ...

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Small Shop, E2 & VIDEO GAMES

This story starts as most do…small shop grows, implements modern technology, experiences more growth and is thrilled with the hurdles they’ve been able to overcome due in part to E2. But, while most shops would continue to strive for more and more sales, there’s a small CNC shop specializing in the aer...

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3 Ways to Fill the Skills Gap

We all know it’s coming. The skills gap is an unfortunate side effect of the “silver tsunami.” More baby boomers are retiring from manufacturing than new hires are coming in to replace them, and those new hires don’t have the same skills and years of knowledge the baby boomers do. One of the biggest ...

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4 Things Millennials Wish Your Shop Would Do

As more baby boomers begin retiring, the percentage of millennials working in manufacturing is only going to increase. With unemployment so low, the job market is becoming more competitive, so it’s up to manufacturers to make their shop as appealing as possible, and it will be most helpful to appeal to mill...

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Scheduling: Your Shop’s Superhero

Scheduling can be one of the most complicated parts of running a shop. Each job is just a little different, particularly if you’re running a job shop. That can make it hard to schedule and make sure that each job finishes by the due date. This process gets even more complicated when you’re trying to sched...

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5 Tips to Grow Revenue for Made-to-Order Shops

Just like so many other industries with faceted, multi-approach business models, the manufacturing industry has many types of players in the game. From a plant with 60 machining centers to a 7-person, custom-build job shop, each business-type faces their own challenges and require creative solutions to issues...

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Endeavor Precision - AS9100/NADCAP Achieved In 3 Months!

As a true start-up, Dave Langenkamp, President and owner of Endeavor Precision was determined to start his company out the right way. In January of 2018, he became one of just a dozen or so companies in the United States to provide contract EDM (Electrical discharge machining) hole drilling, specializing in ...

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2 Reasons To Replace Paper and Spreadsheets with ERP Software

In the early 1900’s, Americans changed from horse-drawn carriages to automobiles. Once they made the change, drivers saw how much easier a machine was to deal with than an animal that required rest, feeding, and clean up. Automobiles only required fuel. There is a similar revolution underway in today’s s...

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Why Your Shop Should Buy ERP Software Now

It’s almost over. In just under three months, another year will be in the books. How has your shop fared this year? Have you met – or even exceeded – your goals? Or has it been more of the same? Have you barely met customer quality and deadline demands? Have you struggled to move product through your p...

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A Manufacturer’s Guide to Social Media Part 2: Picking a Network

This is the second post in A Manufacturer’s Guide to Social Media. Read the first post here. Running a social media account for your business can be intimidating. Each social media network has its own personality and purpose, so how do you know which one to use? Don’t panic. The differences are easy to e...

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