December 2010

R&D Tax Credit to Improve Job Shop Scheduling

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The Tax Extenders Package signed by President Obama on December 17th, 2010 calls for a two year extension, retroactive to 1/1/10 and through 12/31/11 for the R&D Tax Credit. The definition of Research and Development (R&D) is much broader than people realize.  Activities and costs associated with developing and/or improving a product or process can potentially generate R&D Tax Credits. […]

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Job Shop Scheduling Success!

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I can’t believe we have already had over 100 companies go through or Velocity Scheduling System Coaching Program!  Time really does fly.  Who would have thought that custom job shops and machine shops could substantially improve their scheduling WITHOUT an onsite consultant? That they could substantially improve on time delivery?  That they could substantially reduce the time it takes to get a […]

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And MORE Job Shop Scheduling Success!

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After completion of the course our on-time delivery has improved from 68% to 95%. Using the VSS principals our goal is 100% by year end! Tim Merrifield   Overtime has been reduced by 75% while increasing OTD to 95% through this period… Steve Fleissner   Identifying bottlenecks and decreasing work in process definitely helped improve throughput. Kirk   We decreased […]

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Tool & Die Shop Scheduling Success!

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Penn State Tool & Die is a manufacturer of specialized products for a multitude of industries. Participating in both commercial and defense related projects, they do machining and fabrication for Navy and Commercial Nuclear Programs; Navy and Commercial Shipbuilding; Navy and Commercial Nuclear Refueling; Handling and Storage Equipment; Aircraft and Aerospace Industries; Defense and Commercial Research and Development Programs; Gas […]

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Custom Engineered Parts Job Shop Scheduling Success!

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Skunk2 Racing engineers and builds the highest quality and best performing aftermarket parts for today’s sport compact cars. Dr. Lisa has provided us with a flexible shop “Operating System” that has provided many benefits to both our engineering and production departments. Chaos is down; visibility and speed through the shop are up. This allows management to make clearer decisions for […]

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Custom Injection Molding Job Shop Scheduling Success!

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Crescent Industries is a supplier of custom injection molded thermoplastic products ranging in quantities from prototype to high volume. The Velocity Scheduling System has become the centerpiece of our tool shop. The simplicity of administration and visual nature of the system has been received well by the shop. Jobs are finishing faster and deliveries are improving thanks to the VSS […]

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Aerospace Job Shop Scheduling Success!

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Paramount Machine has extensive experience with materials ranging from aluminum to titanium and aircraft alloys to Inconel. Their products are used in applications as diverse as commercial and military aircraft, critical life-support equipment, and space exploration Before starting the Velocity Scheduling System our on time delivery was about 68%. After implementation of the system we’re currently running at 100% OTD. […]

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Oil & Gas Job Shop Scheduling Success!

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Schlumberger is the leading oilfield services provider, trusted to deliver superior results and improved E&P performance for oil and gas companies around the world. Check out this email. Jose,  This is the best system for Manufacturing that I have encountered. This is our next step in the cables shop and covers the entire value stream. It is a web based […]

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Custom Fabricator Scheduling Success!

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This shop fabricates (new and repairs) custom heat exchangers and pressure vessels. Since the introduction of your velocity concept, we’ve seen an average of 5 jobs ship per week, which was about 1 every two weeks prior to the VSS Coaching (that’s 10 X more job done). Our backlog has gone from an average of 55 jobs to around 20 […]

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Custom Machine Builder Improves Scheduling!

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This is a custom machine builder. They machine, fabricate and assemble (with lots of purchased components) big machines for the concrete paving industry, canal construction equipment, bucket wheel trenchers, and other special equipment. After trying different solutions, included expansive scheduling software with years of implementation required, we finally found a system which delivers what promised! We reduced dramatically (about 30%) […]

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