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Forum: Shop Management and Owner Issues

Discuss manufacturing and job shop business issues

  1. Hiring Methods

    Started by UGLYMRJ, 10-20-2021 03:51 PM
    experienced, feedback, good, operators, sources
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 462
    10-21-2021, 10:08 AM Go to last post
  2. Short/Long term future of manual/repair shops?

    Started by Garwood, 10-18-2021 02:33 PM
    4 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 4
    job, left, shops, supply, work
    • Replies: 67
    • Views: 3,679
    10-21-2021, 10:03 AM Go to last post
  3. Best starter cnc

    Started by thewynner98, 10-20-2021 12:48 AM
    phase, tormach, cnc, make, bigger
    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 1,002
    10-21-2021, 09:14 AM Go to last post
    • Replies: 20
    • Views: 1,941
    10-21-2021, 07:04 AM Go to last post
  4. Buying the shop I work for

    Started by tay2daizzo8, 10-18-2021 03:28 PM
    forward, owner, questions, sale, shop
    • Replies: 14
    • Views: 1,534
    10-20-2021, 08:53 AM Go to last post
  5. Quandary...

    Started by Mark P., 10-14-2021 08:38 AM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    december, early, job, scheduled, surgery
    • Replies: 23
    • Views: 2,629
    10-20-2021, 07:04 AM Go to last post
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 1,252
    10-19-2021, 11:59 PM Go to last post
  6. best plan to sell off entire shop?

    Started by vanguard machine, 10-07-2021 09:43 AM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    thousands, sell, tooling, thinking, consumables
    • Replies: 44
    • Views: 4,228
    10-19-2021, 01:34 PM Go to last post
  7. Air Conditioning for Small Shop--Window Units vs Something Else

    Started by munruh, 06-03-2018 09:55 PM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    • Replies: 48
    • Views: 8,888
    10-18-2021, 09:33 AM Go to last post
  8. A possible labor option for mundane tasks

    Started by Ox, 10-07-2021 03:34 PM
    labor, mundane, option, snow, tasks
    • Replies: 19
    • Views: 2,621
    10-17-2021, 10:14 PM Go to last post
  9. Alternate income on extra building space.

    Started by huleo, 10-12-2021 01:21 AM
    building, extra, hoped, ideas, space
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 1,265
    10-17-2021, 03:38 PM Go to last post
  10. Talk to me about railroad spurs. Considering. Don't know enough yet.

    Started by huleo, 10-10-2021 08:06 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    area, costs, rail, spur, talk
    • Replies: 22
    • Views: 2,429
    10-15-2021, 05:27 PM Go to last post
  11. vaccine mandate

    Started by yoke, 10-11-2021 10:39 AM
    15 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 15
    • Replies: 288
    • Views: 11,328
    10-14-2021, 05:08 AM Go to last post
  12. Pay Rates for employees. New to Expert.

    Started by TiTillIdie, 09-13-2021 11:52 AM
    8 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 8
    employees, pay, programmer, start, year
    • Replies: 140
    • Views: 17,155
    10-11-2021, 09:34 AM Go to last post
  13. Pay stubs

    Started by workin stiff, 10-04-2021 10:31 PM
    dig, forum, pay, stubs, trash
    • Replies: 13
    • Views: 1,906
    10-11-2021, 06:12 AM Go to last post
  14. Bonus checks from a customer?

    Started by david n, 10-05-2021 08:54 AM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    bonus, checks, gift, personal, written
    • Replies: 28
    • Views: 2,543
    10-10-2021, 09:42 PM Go to last post
  15. Customer Provides Third Party Drawings

    Started by runninwideopen, 09-29-2021 09:24 AM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    asks, customer, drawings, long, party
    • Replies: 37
    • Views: 3,504
    10-06-2021, 04:17 PM Go to last post
  16. Suggestions for Startup Manufacturing Businesses

    Started by mrplasma, 07-18-2021 01:16 PM
    4 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 4
    • Replies: 73
    • Views: 8,917
    10-05-2021, 04:09 PM Go to last post
  17. ERP systems

    Started by texasmci, 10-02-2021 11:02 PM
    costs, erp, jobboss, orders, purchasing
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 971
    10-05-2021, 02:14 PM Go to last post
  18. Sandvik catalog issues and complaints

    Started by CBlair, 10-04-2021 08:37 AM
    catalog, find, page, part, sandvik
    • Replies: 13
    • Views: 1,127
    10-05-2021, 10:13 AM Go to last post
  19. Looking at buying shop

    Started by WilliamSK, 08-29-2021 07:51 PM
    4 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 4
    base, machines, shop, time, work
    • Replies: 60
    • Views: 6,683
    10-04-2021, 04:17 PM Go to last post
  20. Tiered Pay Structures - what works what doesn't

    Started by Mcgyver, 09-17-2021 09:44 AM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    pay, quality, rate, tier, work
    • Replies: 59
    • Views: 5,158
    10-02-2021, 10:00 AM Go to last post
  21. Direction

    Started by thewynner98, 09-21-2021 01:02 AM
    machine, work, direction, time, shop
    • Replies: 18
    • Views: 2,202
    09-29-2021, 12:35 PM Go to last post
  22. drill bit sources

    Started by MeanMachine1980, 09-16-2021 02:59 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    bits, drill, mcmaster, shop, sources
    • Replies: 39
    • Views: 2,778
    09-29-2021, 08:35 AM Go to last post
  23. FREE ERP System

    Started by blackwolf4278, 09-19-2021 03:29 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    erp, features, system, time, tracking
    • Replies: 29
    • Views: 2,788
    09-28-2021, 02:19 PM Go to last post
  24. Navigating the payroll tax holiday

    Started by Discrepancyform, 08-21-2020 10:34 PM
    holiday, id, political, tax, whats
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 2,006
    09-28-2021, 09:41 AM Go to last post
  25. I make stuff and sell it software

    Started by thunderskunk, 09-14-2021 10:34 AM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    ive, software, im, management, customer
    • Replies: 26
    • Views: 2,900
    09-25-2021, 10:13 PM Go to last post
  26. Calculation of face milling cost

    Started by scott24898, 09-08-2021 06:31 AM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    • Replies: 55
    • Views: 5,148
    09-24-2021, 12:21 PM Go to last post
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 470
    09-24-2021, 10:07 AM Go to last post
  27. EDI ordering system.

    Started by mc3608, 09-22-2021 10:04 AM
    cons, edi, email, ordering, system
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 315
    09-22-2021, 10:04 AM Go to last post
    • Replies: 36
    • Views: 3,675
    09-21-2021, 08:29 AM Go to last post
  28. Monthly Mill Allocations for vendors?...........ugh.

    Started by david n, 09-07-2021 02:11 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    bar, honor, mill, price, stock
    • Replies: 38
    • Views: 3,994
    09-20-2021, 05:50 PM Go to last post
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 962
    09-19-2021, 05:34 PM Go to last post
  29. Question ERP Software

    Started by ftoconsulting, 09-17-2021 05:59 PM
    erp, feedback, software, tools
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 450
    09-17-2021, 08:56 PM Go to last post
  30. Investor Financing vs Bank Financing

    Started by midwestmachinist, 08-29-2019 07:12 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 32
    • Views: 8,621
    09-16-2021, 11:40 AM Go to last post
    • Replies: 16
    • Views: 1,616
    09-14-2021, 11:53 AM Go to last post
  31. What is "In House"?

    Started by 3t3d, 09-09-2021 04:59 PM
    ball, bar, capability, in-house, vendor
    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 1,879
    09-13-2021, 10:38 AM Go to last post
  32. Air Systems > Pressure

    Started by dstryr, 09-01-2021 11:10 AM
    air, outward, pressure, running, versus
    • Replies: 19
    • Views: 1,779
    09-10-2021, 05:44 PM Go to last post
  33. Extra parts, give to customer or throw it in the bin?

    Started by tcncj, 10-06-2020 09:47 AM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    cost, extra, good, parts, throw
    • Replies: 34
    • Views: 7,829
    09-09-2021, 11:52 PM Go to last post
  34. How to know when its time to move on

    Started by M. Roberts, 07-26-2021 11:42 AM
    4 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 4
    importance, job, money, tools, understand
    • Replies: 63
    • Views: 8,941
    09-09-2021, 05:06 PM Go to last post

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