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    If done correctly reviews are good for both...

    If done correctly reviews are good for both parties.

    Here 2 reviews are filled out for each person.

    1. The person being reviewed fills out their own.
    2. The persons immediate supervisor...
  2. Bad Corporate Culture. Period. But constant...

    Bad Corporate Culture. Period.

    But constant steady pressure will persuade...been there and done that.
  3. Then you revise the system so it works. Simple.

    Then you revise the system so it works. Simple.
  4. You can certainly tell those here who get it and...

    You can certainly tell those here who get it and those here who don't.

    Our ISO System is designed by the people and for the people to meet or customers requirements. The Quality Director does not...
  5. A few have said it...bad implementation and not...

    A few have said it...bad implementation and not having a clear understanding of what ISO is is the problem.

    We implemented ISO 10 years ago. One of the best things we have done. Our Fortune 500...
  6. We routinely Punch "Multi-Blanks" in the Turret...

    We routinely Punch "Multi-Blanks" in the Turret punching the Hole +.003/-.000 and then use a Double Counter Sink Coin Tool (up and Down). We mark the Blank where the Clamps go and cut a Notch for...
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    You may be dealing with the wrong search firm. ...

    You may be dealing with the wrong search firm.

    We use a couple depending on the type of person we are hiring. Management, Technical or General Labor.

    For those Management or Technical...
  8. Hmmmm...$10 million Shop Not sure I would go...

    Hmmmm...$10 million Shop

    Not sure I would go about staffing that way. I'd rather take a financial stab at it...

    I'd start with the EBITDA and "Contribution Margin" (I don't like Gross Margin...
  9. Building Ovens for the Medical Field

    Building Ovens for the Medical Field
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    OP enlist the services of a Search or Placement...

    OP enlist the services of a Search or Placement agency. They will vet the personnel prior to an interview. They will screen the candidates saving you the headache.

    Hire slowly and fire fast. ...
  11. We have 2 Dock Trucks running from 6 am until...

    We have 2 Dock Trucks running from 6 am until 3:30-5 pm depending on how many deliveries they have to make. We also have a Pick-up Truck for those quick gotta have it now deliveries which in 14...
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    We have 26 Press Brakes running 20 hours a day. ...

    We have 26 Press Brakes running 20 hours a day. Makes for a lot of interesting stuff...

    Get good at it and you can run stuff like this part. 18 Staged Hits, 12 parts per hour, 2 Open Hems...
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    In the world I/we play in they quote it to the...

    In the world I/we play in they quote it to the print and build it to the print. PERIOD. Or we don't get paid.

    It doesn't matter how it is designed in Solidworks or the K Factor (for the most...
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    Wilson Tool has some great information: ...

    Wilson Tool has some great information: Resources | Wilson Tool International Resources

    Keep in mind unless you use a 1/64 or 1/32 Radius Punch you will not get the results we achieve. Same...
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    The issue is not with the Press Brake. My...

    The issue is not with the Press Brake. My opinion assuming the layout is close to correct is you are using too big of a Radii on the Punch Tool and too big of an opening on the Bottom Die. Thus the...
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    I have a OMax WJ at home I play with. I don't...

    I have a OMax WJ at home I play with. I don't have the A-Jet or Tilt-a-Jet head just straight up and down. I am not on the clock thus speed is not a factor and I have found I get about .0055, about...
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    The Sales Person hosts 56 accounts, approximately...

    The Sales Person hosts 56 accounts, approximately 1/3 of the Sales for the business...as far as customers goes, Xometry's is in our top 100 customers but not top 10. Thus it is far from a fulltime...
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    Technically they are buying from Xometry if that...

    Technically they are buying from Xometry if that is where the invoice comes from and the check goes.

    They make money...the American dream...nothing wrong with that. I suspect that is what...
  19. I call that sourcing (finding) a supplier...not...

    I call that sourcing (finding) a supplier...not quoting a customer. Sourcing and quoting are 2 completely different topics.

    But I get where you are coming from.
  20. Knowing that, why would you even call them a...

    Knowing that, why would you even call them a customer let a lone quote them?

    I will not deal with a company that would quote 20 suppliers. That tells me they either place multitudes of Billions...
  21. When I quote your average Sheet Metal part or...

    When I quote your average Sheet Metal part or assembly I typically turn the quote in 8 hours or less.

    But I require your Solidworks Model. Sending a set of PDF Prints helps...if I have to print...
  22. OP thank you for your service... An old thread...

    OP thank you for your service...

    An old thread worthy of revival...

    Safety is a cultural thing that needs a buy in from the top.

    If the CEO walks out into the shop without Safety Glasses on...
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    You can have an ISO 2015 Cert and still be...

    You can have an ISO 2015 Cert and still be nibble. We do it every day. We have over 500 open orders on the floor at any given time. Production and Prototypes. Lead-time reduction is everything in...
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    Nicely done derailment!!!!

    Nicely done derailment!!!!
  25. Sounds like a perfect opportunity to do some...

    Sounds like a perfect opportunity to do some serious Value Stream Mapping. We are just wrapping up a VSM project for our Engineering Dept. We took it from 46 steps to 23 steps on the first round....
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