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Survey Results: How Cloud Software Helps Small Businesses

software on the cloud

This past year has been hard on small businesses. The Small Business and Entrepreneurship Council partnered with TechnoMetrica to survey small businesses and find out what impact software on the cloud had on their businesses. Their cloud software helped a large majority in various ways. The two biggest ways it helped them were by keeping their shops open…

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4 Tips for Great Job Shop Virtual Meetings

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Virtual meetings have become huge over the past year, and they’re here to stay. Even after we can gather in groups again, customers may still opt for the convenience of a virtual meeting rather than an in-person meeting. This means you might be making your first impression through a computer screen rather than in person. Make…

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How to Communicate in a Job Shop While Social Distancing

ERP helps with social distancing

Things change quickly in job shops, and it’s important to make sure everyone can keep up. However, it’s hard to talk to people on the shop floor while social distancing. The more your shop is optimizing for things like profitability and meeting due dates, the more often you might need to communicate with the folks on the…

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4 Ways Legacy ERP Software Is Holding Your Shop Back

legacy ERP software

While legacy ERP software is better than spreadsheets, it’s not nearly as good as ERP software that is still getting updated. As technology continues to advance, having unsupported ERP software means that your shop is falling behind. You could also lose some of the functionality that you already have. Far from helping your shop, legacy…

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Top 10 Most Popular Blog Posts in 2020

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2020 was a year of change, especially for manufacturing. Shutdowns and supply chain worries were a big part of the year, and shop owners were looking for ways to be more efficient. This past year, Shoptech’s top ten most popular blog posts were about improving shops and learning new things. 10. 3 Tips for Scheduling…

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The Root of Scheduling Problems in Manufacturing

the root of scheduling problems

If your shop is having scheduling problems, it’s common to assume that they are because of the scheduling department. That may be true sometimes, but there are many other reasons your scheduling department may be having trouble. Those reasons might come from different departments in your shop. Below are the four most common sources of concern for your scheduling department from other areas.  Purchasing  Sometimes, scheduling problems can come from purchasing….

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What a Successful Job Shop Looks Like

successful job shop employee

When you boil it down to essentials, a successful job shop sends out its jobs on time and makes money on every job. Getting to this point can be difficult, especially if your shop uses paper to track everything. It’s hard to know if you made money on a job if you don’t know how…

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ECI’s Shoptech Named Market Leader in FeaturedCustomers’ Winter 2020 Customer Success Report for Fourth Consecutive Year

Shoptech is recognized as a leader based on its comprehensive solutions’ usability, data capabilities and customer service Fort Worth, TX – January 12, 2021 – ECI Software Solutions, a leader in cloud-based business management solutions, today announced that for the fourth year in a row, Shoptech has been named a Market Leader in FeaturedCustomers’ Winter…

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How Low Volume, Low-Value RFQs Can Help Your Machine Shop

Accepting low-value RFQs

On the surface, low volume, low-value RFQs from unfamiliar customers may seem like a waste of time for your machine shop. They’re too small to bring in as much profit as larger orders, and you don’t want to take time to figure out a quote for a new job. However, these jobs can be a…

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What is ERP Software and How Can It Help My Shop?

ERP software for manufacturers

If you’re looking for a way to make your shop better, you’ve probably heard of ERP software. You’ve also probably heard that it helps with efficiency and that it helps get more jobs out on time. But that doesn’t really tell you what it is. It doesn’t have to be hard to get a straight…

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Fabtech– November 18-20

North America’s largest metal forming, fabricating, welding and finishing event heads to the Las Vegas Convention Center Nov. 18-20, 2020. FABTECH provides a convenient ‘one-stop shop’ venue where you can meet with world-class suppliers, see the latest industry products and developments, and find the tools to improve productivity, increase profits and discover new solutions to…

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IMTS – Booth 3252– September 14-19

IMTS 2020 will be the 33rd edition of the Premier Manufacturing Technology show in North America. Industry professionals from all over the world visit IMTS to see and experience more than 15,000 new machine tools, controls, computers, software, components, systems and processes that will solve their manufacturing challenges and improve their efficiency

National Manufacturing Week – Booth F130 – May 14-17

National Manufacturing Week is Australia’s largest gathering of manufacturing decision-makers under one roof. It is the one place for the manufacturing community to come together to be inspired, innovate and connect with one another. National Manufacturing Week allows you to source the latest solutions from the widest range of suppliers all in one place at…

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MMS Top Shop – September 9-11

The Top Shops Conference is where leading shops of all shapes, sizes and specialties connect to celebrate their contribution to the manufacturing community and to learn about the tools and technologies that will help them continue to lead and succeed. ​ Top Shops participants will notice an emphasis not just on the products and the processes that are…

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Subcon – Booth E-33 – June 4-6

THE UK’S PREMIER SUBCONTRACT MANUFACTURING SUPPLY CHAIN SHOW Subcon is firmly established as the must-attend event for subcontract manufacturing professionals across all industry sectors, looking to source suppliers, benchmark capabilities and secure the right partners to help them remain competitive in a global market. The best of British manufacturing will be on display alongside a…

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CMTS – Booth 1019 – September 30 – October 3

CMTS provides attendees from all walks of manufacturing an experience they never forget and often repeat: a hands-on, flexible, learning environment of revolutionary technologies. Experience more than 3,000,000 lbs of manufacturing equipment in action and connect with 700+ suppliers of technologies and solutions under one roof demonstrating live, working equipment.

Houstex – Booth 2715 – February 26-28

HOUSTEX is the industry-leading southwest manufacturing trade show. From additive manufacturing to robotics, machining centers to welding, and dozens of technologies in between, showcase your product or explore the best in manufacturing at HOUSTEX 2019. With more than 58,000 square feet of exhibit space, HOUSTEX 2019 will showcase products of all types, from additive manufacturing, to…

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Fabtech – B 5937 – November 6-8

North America’s largest metal forming, fabricating, welding and finishing event heads back to Atlanta in 2018. An anticipated 35,000 attendees and over 1,500 exhibiting companies will converge in more than 650,000 net square feet of floor space to celebrate metal manufacturing. See cutting-edge exhibits, learn from expert-led education, network with peers and more, Nov. 6-8 at…

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AMTS – Booth 610 – October 17-18

Are your customers demanding more for less? Competitors are finding ways to grow productivity while increasing profitability. Join other manufacturers as you discover the latest trends and technologies that are making the difference in your industry. AMTS is your invitation to innovation, where you can: Scout hundreds of leading-edge tooling and manufacturing suppliers in one spacious,…

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IMTS – Booth 133252 – September 10-15

IMTS 2018 will be the 32nd edition of the premier manufacturing technology show in North America. IMTS 2016 hosted the highest number of exhibiting companies ever (2,407) and was the third largest in number of registrations (115,612) and in net square feet of exhibit space (1,370,256) at the McCormick Place complex. IMTS is held every even-numbered…

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Fabtech Canada – Booth 236 – June 12-14

FABTECH Canada provides a convenient venue where you can meet with world-class suppliers, see the latest industry products and developments, find the tools to improve productivity, and discover new solutions to all of your metal forming, fabricating, welding, and finishing needs. Three days at FABTECH Canada puts you face-to-face with more companies, people, technologies, industries and equipment than you could review in…

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AeroDef Manufacturing – Booth 658 – March 27-28

The AeroDef audience is high-level and solutions-driven. These are VPs, owners and engineering managers who need to transform their manufacturing – not just piece by piece – but with integrated solutions. It’s the one event that brings together high-concept, integrated solutions and real-world applications. Attendees, speakers and exhibitors are carefully targeted and invited. They come…

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Northwest Machine Tool Expo – Booth 257 – April 12 – 13

Northwest Machine Tool Expo brings together the best companies and customers in the machining and manufacturing industry. Exhibiting at Northwest Machine Tool Expo will have a positive impact on your business by delivering a diverse audience of machining and manufacturing professionals directly to you. Gain exposure to customers and prospects, generate leads, close sales, and…

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Fabtech – Booth #A4413 – November 6-9

About FABTECH North America’s largest metal forming,  fabricating, welding and finishing event heads to McCormick Place in Chicago, IL. The upcoming event is expected to cover more than 725,000 net square feet and anticipates over 40,000 attendees and 1,700 exhibiting companies. FABTECH provides a convenient ‘one stop shop’ venue where you can meet with world-class suppliers, see the latest industry…

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