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How ProShop ERP Simplifies the AS9100 Implementation Process

Published On: Jun 24, 2022 12:00:00 PM

AS9100 is a widely adopted and standardized quality management system for the aerospace industry. It was released in October 1999, by the Society of Automotive Engineers and the European Association of Aerospace Industries. It’s a high-end credentialing that manufacturers get when they want to exclusively serve the aerospace industry. We couldn’t even get quotes from some customers without...

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10 Things to Consider When Getting AS9100 Certified

Published On: Nov 15, 2021 2:18:45 PM

Manufacturers who are AS9100 certified demonstrate to their customers that they are serious about creating and delivering high-quality systems through tested processes. The AS9100 standard works in conjunction with the ISO 9001 standard and is the quality management system (QMS) standard for aviation, aerospace, and defense. As important as this certification can be, it is no surprise that the...

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Metrics that Matter: Striking a Balance between Your Team and the Data

Published On: Sep 29, 2021 12:00:00 PM

Jim 100% cares about his employees and treats them well, probably more than many other employers. But at the end of the day, he’s the leader who has to create an environment that’s running efficiently.  Some people treat their team as human resources or simply numbers that drive results. Nick really likes the people he works with and is even part of a fantasy football league with them. There’s a...

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How to Design Your Machine Shop for Maximum Efficiency

Published On: Sep 8, 2021 12:00:00 PM

If you’re a long-time listener, you know that I’ve been in the process of moving Carr Machine & Tool. This is the first move I’ve made in my career and probably the last. But why? Because I understand the power of branding and design well. I know that existing and future clients are going to be more sophisticated and they will want to partner with similar brands. I also want to attract and...

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Are You Ready to Adopt?

Published On: Sep 23, 2020 12:46:45 PM

Apparently I wasn’t the only listener who felt inspired while listening to Jim Carr talk about the updates CARR Machine & Tool adopted in order to pivot from prototypes to becoming a full production machine shop. We’ve gotten a lot of positive feedback and follow up from our MakingChips audience. If you missed that episode, you can find it here.

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Data Doesn't Lie

Published On: Sep 11, 2020 8:41:17 AM

One of the strangest things about writers is that we all have a favorite word or a list of words that just move usto sigh with literary bliss. One of my favorite words was used more than four times within this week’s episode of MakingChips. Folks, the word of the week is “pivot.” Connect with The Boring Bar Newsletter - Text CHIPS to 38470 to subscribe!

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Photography vs 3D Renderings for Product Images

Published On: May 15, 2020 4:19:30 PM

You’ve seen high-quality photography, as well as breathtaking 3D renders, but how do you know which is the best to use for showing off your product? In this, we’ll take a look at what both product photography and 3D renderings bring to the table, and how you can choose the one that is most appropriate for your job.

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Is Your Manufacturing Business Cyber-Secure?

Published On: Aug 7, 2019 7:10:00 PM

We have spent a lot of time talking about interconnectivity, data gathering, assessment, and analytics over the past month, however there is another side to digital progress we can’t overlook. As manufacturing operations increasingly become digitized and data-driven, US manufacturing has become one of the most susceptible industries to face the threat of cyber attacks. 

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