Top Shops

“Top Shops” is a comprehensive benchmarking program for machine shops of all types and sizes. Using data from surveys completed by a number of machining businesses, Top Shops identifies optimal shopfloor practices as well as operational and business metrics that define world-class competitiveness in discrete parts manufacturing. Companies ranging from small job shops to large captive operations can see how they compare against the country’s leading machining businesses, which enables them to make sound decisions to emulate those identified as top-performing operations. Not only does the benchmarking data serve as a baseline “report card” of sorts for them, but it eliminates the need for shop executives to rely on gut feelings as a method of identifying and prioritizing improvement efforts. Learn more.

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What Is the Next Big Thing for Your Shop? Three Top Shops Winners Reply

All their replies pointed to automation. One also sees additive manufacturing. Watch video from the Top Shops Conference.

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Collaboration with Other Shops Helps with Finding High-Value Machining Work

In a Maryland manufacturing co-op, the allied businesses sell one another’s services and support one another. The co-op even enables direct competitors to cooperate, as described in this video from the Top Shops Conference.

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Top Shops Survey Now Live, Participate for Custom Report

The 2018 Top Shops online benchmarking survey is now open. Participate to receive a custom report comparing your responses to all other participants.




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