Archive for January 2010

Job Shop Quoting Labor Hours Accumulation

Labor time is very difficult to measure accurately when determining manufacturing time for a custom item.   If you ask 10 people to estimate how long it will take to cut a piece of wood, pipe, etc you would most likely find 10 different answers.  It even gets more extreme between the answers when there are…

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How To : Manufacturing Hourly Rate Calculation

Sheet metal, CNC shops, machine shops and many other job shops provide a valuable service to their customers.  For a job shop to be a profitable business, the service rate should cover the cost of doing business plus have a certain amount of margin or profit built into the price customers pay. If this is too low,…

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What is Forward and Backward Scheduling

MIE Solutions offers a made to order job shop ERP system designed for the manufacturer of goods and products.  Most accounting systems are designed for the basic AR, AP and GL side of financials where a manufacturing software product deals with the actual production of the goods and services.   MIE Trak is a full…

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Introduction To Job Shop Scheduling

Welcome to the MIE Solutions Job Shop Scheduling blog. MIE Solutions ERP system provides a comprehensive job shop scheduling software to deal with the many problems scheduling a job shop encounters. Scheduling has become a critical factor in many job shops in order to determine their capacity for more work and be able to schedule…

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