Is  there a swiss type machine in your future? How would you know?

Last year’s Top Shops Survey found that 24% of  the top tier (top 10%) of shops reporting in the survey reported Swiss technology in their shops. This compared to just 11% for the balance of shops reporting.  This is a trend that you probably ought to be following if you want to stay up to date on trends in precision machining.

Last year Modern Machine Shop launched its first annual Top Shops Survey. Almost 200 machining facilities took part in that benchmarking survey. The Top Shops Report of that survey’s results had a number of interesting shopfloor practices worth considering. The report also provided a number of operational and business metrics which can help a shop your shop stay competitive and become a better business.

Well worth a few minutes of your time.

The survey will be available until February 15th, so click the link to  go to Modern Machine Shop’s description of the survey which includes a link to the online survey site. TOP SHOP ARTICLE

Direct link to Survey.

PMPA co-publishes Production Machining Magazine in partnership with Gardner Publications in Cincinnatti Ohio. Production Machining focuses on our high precision, high mix, production industry.  Gardner’s flagship publication is Modern Machine Shop– which covers the broader contract machining industry.

The survey will only be posted for a short time, so now is the time to benchmark to your peers.

How is your profitability?
How is your  productivity ?  
What are the differences between your practice and that of other top shops?

Modern Machine Shop, sister publication to Production Machining,  is offerring a free, benchmarking opportunity to allow you to compare your shopfloor practices with other particpants. What are the leading practices that are enabling machining businesses to evaluate and improve their business?
This Top Shops benchmarking program expects to establish metrics that define best-in-class manufacturing business practices, measures of the efficiency and effectiveness of machining  operations.
Top Shops will profile top-performing machining facilities to recognize and share ways that leading manufacturers are becoming more productive, more profitable and more globally competitive.
The past year and a half has had everyone focused on their own performance. (AND SURVIVAL!)
This year just might be the time to look outward and benchmark to practices of others.
Are you profitable?
Are you productive?
No doubt about it.
But is it the best that you can be?
Is it as good as the competition?
How do you know?
The link below will take you to the in depth, 50 question survey.
Benchmarking link.
MMS Benchmarking Blog Post