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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Top Three Questions about the Top Shops Benchmarking Program

Our ninth annual Top Shops online benchmarking survey is now live. Here I answer three common questions I receive about it.

Time’s Almost Up to Take the 2019 Top Shops Benchmarking Survey

The ninth annual Top Shops online benchmarking survey ends on February 28. There is still time to take advantage of this opportunity to learn how your operation stacks up against leading U.S. machine shops.

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Top Shops Winners Talk Technology, Tactics

Successful machining businesses implement effective processes and strategies both on the shop floor and in the front office. Recent chats with representatives from this year’s award-winning Top Shops shed light on some approaches they have leveraged to their advantage.




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Take the Top Shops Survey, Get a Custom Report

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

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