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Job Costing – How to Know When a Job Is Winning or Losing

October 8th, 2018|

What’s the difference between a good manufacturer and a great manufacturer? A good manufacturer delivers parts  on time, but a great manufacturer builds long-lasting, trust-based relationships with their customers that keeps them ordering year after year. Trust separates the successful companies from average ones, but how can managers and workers develop trust with clients? A precise quote or estimate is the best way to increase trust to position yourself above the competition because customers value accuracy and honesty when selecting [...]

Honorable Mention award winner in the IMTS 2018

August 20th, 2018|

KeyedIn Manufacturing is proud to be recognized as an Honorable Mention award winner in the IMTS 2018 Exhibitor Product Innovation Competition. The competition is designed to recognize companies bringing new levels of innovation to manufacturing technology that ultimately benefits manufacturers and their business. hashtag#keyedin

Automation + People + Process Improvement = Results

May 17th, 2018|

"The biggest room in the world is the room for improvement." Helmut Schmidt, Statesman Investing in any technology or automation solution can be risky business.  Will you gain the return on your investment as promised by the vendor?  Will your employees embrace the new technology?  Will it be a success or a dismal failure? As a small business owner, especially an owner of a family-run manufacturing operation, you likely started your business with a lot of hope and high expectations [...]

First Step on Your Road to Automation–Eliminate the Waste of the Front Office

May 16th, 2018|Tags: , , , |

Picking up from my last blog post on automation, the challenge for many job shops and custom manufacturers may be understanding where to start on their automation journey.  Should you start with the shop floor?  Should you start with the front office?  Where will you get the biggest bang for your buck?   There probably is no right or wrong answer--you just have to start somewhere.  For many shops, if you are selective with the kind of parts you produce [...]

Automation–The Critical Manufacturing Imperative

May 7th, 2018|

"There has never been a time of greater promise or greater peril." Professor Klaus Schwab, Founder and Executive Chair of the World Economic Forum   Without a doubt, the world is changing.  And, it is changing at a pace more rapidly than most of us have seen even in our own lifetimes.  The pace of this change is probably not felt more acutely than in manufacturing.  Look at just the last few years.  Additive manufacturing and 3D printing have become [...]

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