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.
This year marks the fourth edition of our Top Shops benchmarking survey. From each survey, we establish an elite benchmarking group that represents the top 20 percent of machining businesses, determined by totaling the points assigned to select survey questions. This digital edition of our 2014 Executive Summary compares responses from the benchmarking group with the other shops that participated in the survey.
As you review this information, consider which practices the Top Shops are leveraging that might be appropriate to implement in your operation. Also, please consider being part of our next survey, which goes live in January 2015.
VR goggles integrated with a camera give a legally blind young woman 20/20 vision and the chance to be a machine shop’s second-shift quality control lead.
This shop doesn’t emphasize lights-out production so much as leveraging automation while the lights are still on. One key to this is a wage and compensation plan that rewards employees for maximizing automation’s impact.
Read analysis and consider the data gathered in our magazine’s sixth annual Top Shops benchmarking program.