For the small to mid-sized job shop or custom manufacturer, managing cash flow is critical to survival. Do it correctly, and you can experience slow steady growth as you build the company's net worth. Many shops close not because they run out of work, but because they didn't start out managing their cash well.
For many years, if you were a job shop or contract manufacturing owner you didn’t have to worry about inventory. You bought raw material directly to the job about when you needed it and whatever inventory you did have was usually comprised of raw material drop or remnants or a few finished parts from a previous job overrun.
Topics: shop management software
If you have owned or managed a job shop for very long, you likely know how difficult it can be to remain competitive in a struggling economy. In situations like this, it is important to leverage what you can to make your business more effective. One area that many job shops can improve on is how they use their job shop management system.
Run a small manufacturing shop? So no surprises if you feel like it’s a long and winding road as you contemplate the journey from quote to cash. A fast, accurate quote is the key to getting a job off to the best possible beginning. So you'd think most manufacturers have got it down to a fine art, right? Wrong. Fact is, too many shops still stumble at the very first hurdle. Delays in putting together a quote can nip new business in the bud. And some don't even start the journey at all. Get this for a stat: small manufacturers walk away from 11% of all RFPs for the simple reason they can't deliver a quote on time*. It's costing them billions.
Yep, things are getting pretty exciting here at JobBOSS right now. We’ve just released our industry-leading JobBOSS 2018 ERP software. And now, we’re launching a dedicated ERP software training program in partnership with the TITANS of CNC: Academy - the incredible free learning platform set up by U.S. manufacturing champion Titan Gilroy, owner of TITANS of CNC, creator of the TITAN OF CNC reality TV show and JobBOSS customer.
Gilroy’s vision is to inspire a new generation of manufacturing shop and worker. His Academy offers a free educational program packed with real world projects, video tutorials and TV episodes. The aim? To help businesses like yours fill the skills gap by training up your own workforce in your shops and wider communities. And it’s already having a real impact: the Academy welcomed over 30,000 members in less than 12 months.
TITANS of CNC, a specialist manufacturer of parts for the aerospace industry, has just upgraded to the latest version of JobBOSS 2018 ERP software. And he’s so blown away by the way ERP software dials up efficiency, performance and profitability across his 15-person shop, he wants to spread the word.
The content you need to grow and succeed
Well, we hear you Titan. We’ve always been completely on-board with anything that helps SMB manufactures grow and succeed. So we’ve been getting to work on free, dedicated content to showcase best practices for using ERP software in manufacturing job shops.
“I’m really excited to add this ERP content to the Academy. You know, I often hear questions about what ERP software can do for a job shop and how JobBOSS had helped improve my business,” says Titan. “JobBOSS 2018 allows my management, shop floor and front office employees to be continually updated with timely information and take real-time actions that drive company goals.”
Our shop management expertise combined with Titan’s incredible free learning platform is set to be a real powerful combination that’s about to blow the world of ERP software wide open. Get real world guidance on growing your business with ERP software. Dial up the way you use JobBOSS to move your shop to the next level. Access free tutorials, ideas and expert insights. BOOM!
And sure, maybe you’re new to it all and still wondering if ERP is the right move for your shop. So this is also where you’ll also find your ready-made ERP 101 to get all your questions answered: What is ERP? How does it work? What can it do for you? All free to view TITANS of CNC: Academy.
So now we’re celebrating the launch of both JobBOSS 2018 and our partnership with Titan of CNC Academy by offering you a 10%* discount. If you’ve been thinking about using ERP software to move your shop to a higher level, there’s never been a better time.
JobBOSS 2018 gives you more visibility, more flexibility and more control.
We've already seen how JobBOSS makes accurate quoting faster and easier, eliminating the delays that lose business. Now, we're going to take a look at how JobBOSS helps you master one of the most challenging, frustrating, and headache-inducing tasks you ever have to deal with. Yep, getting your job scheduling to run smoothly can often feel like mission impossible.