Productivity, Hiring, Technology
October 7, 2016
This is the sixth year that Gardner Business Media, has surveyed CNC shops to find the strongest performers and determine what they are doing to rise to the top of the list. As in the past, there are many statistics that reveal a significant difference between how the top 20% of shops operate versus the rest.
A few of the key performance indicators for top shops identified by the survey:
For this report, Gardner asked industrial management consulting firm, Harbour Results, Inc., to review the survey findings and identify the key practices or strategies these high performing shops share:
Continuous Improvement Programs
The Executive Summary for this study is loaded with specifics regarding the makeup of the Top Shops, the kinds of machines, software and other equipment they use, and the shop floor practices they employ.