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Best Practices of Top U.S. Shops
Results from our fifth annual Top Shops benchmarking survey reveal operational metrics, strategies and tools common to leading machine shops here in the States.
Top Shops Leverage LinkedIn
Discuss shop topics with nearly 2,000 of your peers at Modern Machine Shop’s Top Shops LinkedIn Group.
Read the 2014 Top Shops Benchmarking Executive Summary
See a comparison of Top Shops survey responses between the benchmarking group with the other shops that participated in this year’s survey.
What It Takes to Be a Top Shop
Leading machine shops share signature traits. This year’s Top Shops benchmarking survey reveals what some of those traits are.
Why Take the Top Shops Survey?
Here’s why it’s valuable to participate in our fourth-annual Top Shops benchmarking survey this month.
Top Shops’ Secrets to Success
What does it take to run an effective, profitable machining business? 2013 Top Shops benchmarking data sheds light.
Top Shops 2013: Davan Manufacturing
Learn about this year’s Machining Technology Honors Program Winner and its approach to capital equipment purchases.
Top Shops 2013: Micro-Matics
Our Human Resources Honors Program winner for 2013 uses a variety of tools to both retain good employees and keep them engaged.
Top Shops 2012: Toth Technologies
Because this multi-niche shop does more than precision machining, management refers to it as a “Manufacturing Technology Center,” not a “shop.”
Top Shops 2012: McCoy
The two prime reasons for this smallish company’s success are establishing an effective process and having a lean manufacturing mindset.