Succession Planning. Do you plan to sell the business? If so, to whom?

Do you plan to sell the business? If so, to whom?

August 12, 2016

Succession Planning Question # 2: Do you plan to sell the business? If so, to whom?

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Want A Happy Ending? Answer These 10 Questions

July 15, 2016

Most manufacturing business owners are much more interested in starting and running their shop than planning for the day they step away from it.

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What is Your Personal Vision and Timing?

July 8, 2016

Succession Planning Question # 1: What is your personal vision and timing?

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5 Roadblocks to Making Good Decisions & How to Avoid Them

May 13, 2016

Business people who run manufacturing companies make many decisions every day. Unfortunately, we don’t always make the best decisions. There are a number of reasons for this, and we’ve listed the top ones here along with some tips to help you improve your decision-making batting average.

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5 Reasons Businesses Fail

January 15, 2016

Keeping any business open is challenging, and CNC machine shops of all sizes are no exception. According to the Small Business Administration 50% of businesses fail within the first five years, and two-thirds fail within 10 years.

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7 Ways To Optimize CNC Machine Performance Throughout its Life

January 1, 2016

We all want to get the most out of our CNC machines, but no matter how well they are designed, built and equipped, these tools are only as productive as we allow them to be. Which is to say that there are many possible production procedures, and some are more efficient that others.

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5 Ways to Improve Your Personal Productivity

January 2, 2015

As a CNC factory owner or manager you know the importance of making your manufacturing processes as efficient as possible. To a great extent this means investing in appropriate technology and having a productive workforce. In fact, improving worker productivity should be a continuous activity on

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Value Stream Mapping in 7 Steps

June 11, 2013

Machine Accessories Productivity 3 One of the most useful tools CNC machine shops have for reducing costs and improving performance is a concept called Value Stream Mapping. Typically used by companies who wish to implement Lean Manufacturing, Value Stream Mapping is a

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7 Ways to Reduce CNC Machine Service Costs

March 21, 2013

The true cost of servicing a CNC machine tool, including downtime, can get very expensive. However there are a number of common sense ways you can reduce the number of service calls you make each year. Here are 7:

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5 Ways To Reduce Manufacturing Costs

February 14, 2013

For many years all aspects of business have been under intense pressure to drive down costs so we can be more competitive and profitable. Perhaps nowhere is this pressure more intense than in manufacturing. Of course, there are a number of ways to reduce production costs, and you have most

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