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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.
Top Shops 2012: Hoyt USA
Lean manufacturing has enabled this company to become more efficient at producing its advanced bows.
Benchmarking: A Measure of your Shop’s Success
Learn about the second edition of our Top Shops benchmarking survey and the types of shops that participated. Further survey analysis is found in three articles other articles.
Top Machining Strategies and Equipment
2012 Benchmarking data reveals the machining technologies and techniques world-class shops use to their advantage.
Defining Business Characteristics of Top Shops
The Top Shops tend to outshine other shops in a number of financial areas. Sometimes, they apply alternate business strategies to achieve higher performance levels.