Data analysis by Gardner Intelligence of Modern Machine Shop’s Top Shops survey can identify patterns that demonstrate the value proposition of tool presetters.
• How widespread is the use of tool presetters versus other tooling strategies
• Which shopfloor metrics tool presetters are correlated with higher performance
• The relationship between tool presetters and revenue/machine and revenue/employee
Steve Kline, Jr.
Chief Data Officer, Gardner Business Media, Inc.
Steve Kline is Chief Data Officer at Gardner Business Media, Inc., a family-owned business that produces media for durable goods manufacturing industries, including Modern Machine Shop, Production Machining, Additive Manufacturing, Moldmaking Technology, Plastics Technology and Composites World magazines. He has produced forecasts for his family’s business and the metalworking and plastics industries. Also, Mr. Kline has been working on Gardner’s Capital Spending Survey, the Gardner Business Index, and Top Shops benchmarking survey since 2008. He graduated from Vanderbilt University with a BS in civil engineering and a MBA with an emphasis in finance from the University of Cincinnati.