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Published: 8/15/2017

Video: How Are We Doing? How Could We Do Better?
The presidents of three Top Shop manufacturing companies explain why benchmarking their businesses is important. It is a valuable tool that "shows how well or how bad you are doing." It pinpoints what to work on in order to emulate other t...

Published: 8/5/2017

3 Must-See Top Shops Conference Sessions
Our Top Shops Conference is an extension of our annual Top Shops benchmarking program, which uses data from leading CNC machining businesses to identify best-in-class operations, processes and business-management strategies. Learn who is speaking at...

Published: 8/2/2017

Video: Top Shop Tour Caps Conference Program
The upcoming Top Shops conference in Indianapolis will conclude with a visit to local manufacturer Major Tool & Machine.

Published: 7/19/2017

Why (and How) to Benchmark Your Machining Business
Doug Woods, president of AMT—The Association For Manufacturing Technology, shares the importance of benchmarking your manufacturing business and how the Top Shops program and conference can help.

Published: 7/5/2017

Video: Building Your Business Through Benchmarking
Learn how this shop leverages the Top Shops program to build its business, boost company morale and better direct its improvement efforts.

Published: 6/21/2017

Video: Are You a Top Shop?
If you are or if you aspire to be a top shop, come to our conference September 5-7 in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Published: 2/16/2017

Top Shops Benchmarking Survey Almost Closed
You have until the end of this month to participate in our seventh-annual survey that identifies best practices in U.S. machine shops.

Published: 2/10/2017

Calling All Machining Experts
Modern Machine Shop is looking for presenters to speak about a range of topics at the inaugural Top Shops Conference this September.

Published: 11/9/2016

Five Design for Manufacturability Tips for Designers
Leading machine shops offer design for manufacturability (DFM) advice to customers to reduce machining cost and lead time. Here are five examples.

Published: 10/6/2016

2016 Benchmarking Executive Summary Now Online
Findings from this year’s Top Shops benchmarking survey can be accessed in this digital Executive Summary.