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Manufacturing Software Blog

Cloud ERP or On-Premise: Which Is Right for You?

Considering new ERP software for your machine shop? Only a few years ago, the search for new ERP software would have been focused on which provider was right for you. Today, there’s an additional question you’ll need to address first: Do you want software installed on-site or cloud ERP? The ERP software h...

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Shop Floor Scheduling Software

Should You Take That Rush Job? One of your best customers calls with a special request. They have a job that they need completed as soon as possible. Their project is already behind schedule, and they need a particular product to move forward. If you can finish the job, you’d be doing them a big favor, and ...

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Shop Productivity: Could an Employee Wellness Plan Benefit Your Shop?

With an aging workforce and health care costs continuing to rise, it’s no wonder why many industries are looking for proven ways to save on employee health benefits. Since healthy employees cost you less, increase shop productivity, and statistically stay with their current employer longer, why not consider...

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Job Scheduling Software Eliminates Bottlenecks

Three Leading Causes of Bottlenecks (And How Job Scheduling Software Can Help) Has another bottleneck slowed your shop’s production? There are few things more detrimental to a shop’s success than a bottleneck. It creates havoc up and down the production line and could cause you to miss deadlines ...

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Conquer Your Shop's Scheduling Monster with ERP Software

Three Challenges Solved with ERP Software There’s one thing you can always count on being a job shop owner — change. Over the last two decades, North America manufacturing has struggled to regain the strength it once had in the 90s. Job shops took a big hit in the early 2000s with more and more manufactur...

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Job Tracking Software: Maximize Your Small Shop's Current Resources

How to Maximize Your Small Shop’s Resources to Get Big Results with Job Tracking Software Do you often find yourself competing for business against bigger shops who have greater resources? Perhaps you’re a small shop with dreams of becoming a large one. Or maybe you are happy with your current si...

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Shop Scheduling Software and Turnaround Time

What To Do When Your Customers Aren’t Happy With Your Turnaround Time Your shop isn’t using shop scheduling software. And so it has happened again. You missed a customer’s deadline. And to compound problems, you have more jobs in the production queue that are already behind schedule. You can tell f...

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How Small Shop Software Helps Small Shops Compete With the Big Boys

There are many great aspects to being a small shop. One is that it’s easier to manage and control your shop’s processes when you only have a handful of employees, work stations, and products. Another is the shop atmosphere and culture. Often, smaller shops have more relaxed and casual environments than l...

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Five Machine Shop Productivity Resolutions

It’s that time again. A new year is here. That means millions of Americans are making resolutions to lose weight, quit smoking, pursue a new hobby, or change their life in some other meaningful way. And some people are even looking for ways to improve their machine shop productivity. Make 2017 your best yea...

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Shoptech Community: The New Tool to Elevate Your Shop’s Success

At Shoptech, we developed the E2 Shop System because we are familiar with the challenges that shop owners face. Our founders grew up in a shop, learning firsthand about the tools needed to efficiently manage a job shop. Working together to solve problems on the shop floor is the foundation of the Shoptech Com...

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