Quicker, cheaper, the way I want it, with quality…. Please!
Do you hear your clients requesting something similar to this (expect maybe no please)? I certainly do. Your company must be seeing some up tick in the marketplace – but business is not getting any easier!
Mid-market manufacturers especially continue to get hit hard. Anything that can help you “gain an edge” at low risk and cost I would imagine might “tickle your interest”. This SMOKE SIGNAL talks about one such “Best Practice” to employ if….
v Your firm is a discrete component manufacturer in the metal working, plastics or woodworking industries
v Estimating is a major bottleneck – especially accurate estimating so you win the business you need (while protecting margins) and lose the “profit leaks”.
v You’re interested in “Best of Breed” solutions with a short pay-back timeframe.
Warding off the “Winners Curse” describes a case study of Industrial Machine Works, a mid-market supplier of replacement and repair parts to the papermaking and petrochemical industries. It describes how Industrial Machine Works uses OnCourse Technologies Micro Estimating package to accomplish the following:
ü Accurately models what occurs in their shop thereby enabling quick and easy estimate development that ensures proper margins.
ü Integrates with CAD system to eliminate manual entry and issues and increase accuracy
ü Easily adapts to their unique environment – contains robust databases of CNC machine tools
and standard production equipment
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As always, let me know how Rainmakers can be of service. Thanks for your time.
Jon C. Liberman
About OnCourse Technologies, Inc.
OnCourse Technologies, Inc., through its subsidiaries offers Manufacturing Process Management for metalworking companies. Time compression technologies from OnCourse offer robust and intelligent engineering software for pre-engineering, process planning, cost estimating, and automating CNC programming. The integrated OnCourse technologies are unique in the market, incorporating Intelligent Knowledge Based Manufacturing with Automatic Feature Recognition to electronically read and interpret mechanical drawings. Advanced solutions like these supports rapid, precise, and accurate manufacturing cost, as well as automatic programming of CNC machines tools. OnCourse also operates integrated B2B systems for direct material and metal sourcing.