Manufacturing Managers, Shop Management
October 29, 2013
Owners and managers of CNC machine shops are typically hands on people. They often get started by running jobs themselves, and some never stop. As the business grows, however, many get bogged down in administrative duties, meeting with customers (extremely important), and putting out fires. All of which may keep them from spending time on the production floor.
Although it’s certainly smart to delegate responsibilities to production managers, shift supervisors or other managerial folks, there’s no substitute for The Boss spending an hour or so each day on the production floor. It’s really the only way to truly understand what’s going on in the shop. Some business leaders refer to this as “Management by walking around.” Here are a few of the benefits manufacturers can reap by taking that daily walk:
You can learn a lot by simply walking the shop floor. And if you discover a need for new equipment, automation, preventative maintenance, technical service or employee education, contact the machine tool people with over 90 years of experience: Gosiger, Inc.