Job shop estimating is not the most complex job in the job shop, but it does have a lot of little details which should be dealt with during the estimating process.I mentioned earlier that the following formula which is normally used for machine time quoting which is for sheet metal, machine manufacturing, assembly and pretty much any other process.Cycle Time Per Piece(Handling Time / Quantity Manufactured Per Handling Time) + Run Time)One piece of information that is missing from this formula is how to handle inspection time.Inspection time could be included in the run time because the employee may be able to actually inspect the parts being manufactured as the machine is running.In the machining and sheet metal type of machinery this would work for lasers, turning machines, mills and lathes.In this situation while the inspection operation is being performed it does not allow more parts to be produced until the inspection operation is complete.Inspection can also be done during the actual production run for SPC.Estimating software for industries such as metal quoting, machine shop quoting, sheet metal quoting, stamping need to be able to handle these different situations.
In order accurately estimate your costs to complete a job you must be as accurate as possible during the estimating process.If you spend too much time estimating you will be burning a lot of cycles which costs money.Now its time for the final formula to be realized which includes setup time and cycle time with all its details.The setup formula again is(Staging Time + Setup Time + Transit Time + Tear Down Time)The cycle time formula is(Handling Time * Run Time) *( Quantity To Be Produced)+(Inspection Time*Quantity Of Parts Inspected)The operation formula becomes(Staging Time + Setup Time + Transit Time + Tear Down Time)+ (Handling Time * Run Time) *( Quantity To Be Produced)+(Inspection Time*Quantity Of Parts Inspected)Cost estimating using good estimating software tools makes producing accurate quotes much simpler.I will talk about shop rates starting with my next blog.Shop rates are critical part of an estimate because you may accurately estimate the time it takes, but if you do not have a handle on your shop rates you will not be profitable.http://www.mie-solutions.com/mie/index.php/MIE-QuoteIt/http://www.mie-solutions.com/mie/The mission of MIE Solutions is to apply advanced technology to improve manufacturing productivity and quality in the field of fabrication.At MIE Solutions, we do not compromise product quality or service.
Managing supply chain and logistics is not an easy task.It is indeed, especially if you are a discrete manufacturer because you also need to focus on production management.If you don’t want anxiety and restlessness in your business regime, you have to do everything possible that helps you keep your business running – with resilience and sustainable growth in the long run.If you want your business to go beyond the expectations, you need to embrace the fact that logistics management is one of the determining factors that you cannot overlook at any cost.It will help you ease your business growth and ensure sustainability because the entire process will be automated and real-time data will provide you better insights into weaknesses and strengths related to your logistics department.It is an open secret that the companies which properly manage their business operations by implementing the best suitable management practices and solutions successfully achieve their goals.It’s your market shares that define your growth and theirs withstanding in the stock exchange even during the time of crises like economic fluctuations or downfall.
Companies in the world are familiar with enterprise resource planning software.Most of them depend on ERP systems to help monitor and manage data that is spread across each of their independent departments.The Cloud ERP solutions are often housed within a company’s own server infrastructure and need updates to stay informed about current manufacturing and other processes.The MIE Solutions also offer the Best ERP Software for various types of businesses and companies.Our Cloud ERP software integrates some or all of the essential functionalities to operate a business, such as accounting, inventory, order management, human resources, customer relationship management, and many more.It is noteworthy that Cloud ERP system is a shared database that supports multiple functions used by different business units.The efficient cloud platform allows your apps to talk to each other, share a central database, get real-time reporting and use a single user interface, rather than of having your company’s front and back office applications in separate systems.
The ERP or Enterprise Resource Planning is the integrated management of main business processes.The MIE Solutions offer more efficient business management software.These are used by organizations to be able to cope with changing markets to ensure a competitive position in them and improve business performance.Most companies in the manufacturing sector need to organize resources from suppliers all over the world.Manufacturing industry can now get digital solutions that tie the entire process together to automate back office functions for the improvement in efficiency and reliability.Point to be noted that the primary and key element for implementing an ERP solution in the manufacturing sector is to cut costs.The MIE Solutions offer the best ERP platform to reduce expenses in several ways, including reducing the labor cost involved in processing shipments, ordering products, or communicating with suppliers.
The head of the IRS said he is expecting to meet the 1st July deadline in the new pandemic relief law for starting a groundbreaking tax program designed at reducing child poverty in the United States.It clearly indicates the new advance monthly payments of as much as $300 per child could start flowing to lower-income families this summer.The Commissioner of IRS, Charles Rettig said in testimony at a Senate hearing that it will cost at least $400 million and require the hiring of 300 to 500 people to get the new monthly payment system and electronic portal in place for the child tax credit.Rettig added that the tax-collecting IRS is not historically a benefits agency.Point to be noted that the IRS has suffered budget cuts over the past decade.Democrats sought to provide support to families affected by the coronavirus pandemic and parents forced to cut down on work or give up jobs to take care of children after losing access to childcare.The expanded child tax credit in the $1.9 trillion in embedding rescue legislation was enacted last month.
On Wednesday, US Vice President Kamala Harris informed reporters that she is planning to visit Mexico and Guatemala very soon.The VP has been on the receiving end of criticism from Republicans for having not yet traveled to the border or Central American nations contributing to the increased flow of migrants.Point to be noted that the number of migrants trying to cross the border has critically increased in recent months.Some facilities holding migrants are filled far past capacity, in spite of the still-raging pandemic.Reporters recently had a chance to look inside a facility in Donna, Texas, holding 16 times more migrants than its capacity during the pandemic.It is still unclear when VP Harris will make the trip to Mexico and Guatemala.President Biden tapped Harris for the role and said she would be working on two tracks, first on the objective of stemming the flow of irregular migrants to the US and establishing a strategic partnership with the nations within her purview.
On Thursday, the White House administration was expected to announce Erika Moritsugu to a senior-level Asian American liaison position.The Biden administration is committed to creating the new role following pressure from Democratic Senators Tammy Duckworth of Illinois and Mazie Hirono of Hawaii over the lack of Asian American and Pacific Islander representation in the president’s Cabinet and in senior roles in the administration.They were not diverse until the Biden administration would elevate Asian American voices to more senior roles in the government.Point to be noted that both senators dropped their pledge to withhold confirming non-diverse nominees after conversations with the White House.It is noteworthy that Moritsugu was the vice president at the National Partnership for Women & Families.She has experience in the federal government and on Capitol Hill as well.Moritsugu served in the Senate Democratic Policy Committee under former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.
Acer Swift 5 laptops are considered mid-range devices according to both value and design, while there is no difference for its 2021 device.It is powerful and extremely lightweight, and cheaper than similar specs Dell XPS 13.The Swift 5 has a plastic touchpad, which is a bit of a cheap move.It features the IPS LCD touch-screen panel, 1920 x 1080 resolution, 407 nit brightness, 99.2% RGB, 72.5% Adobe RGB, and 77.7% DCI P3 color.Its hinge folds back the usual ~130 degrees.The new device has solid key depth and action improved by its amazingly stiff membrane keyboard plate.It has a white-LED backlight but doesn’t have customizable intensity and the plastic touchpad has a higher friction surface.
GARDEN GROVE, April 14, 2021 – MIE Solutions and Elmo Solutions have partnered to bring manufacturers—and, more specifically, MIE Trak Pro users—increased functionality in CAD integration.This is important for businesses that spend a lot of time creating, entering, and updating Bill of Materials for their parts and products—especially ETO (Engineer-to-Order) manufacturers.“It is exciting that we are partnering with Elmo Solutions to help our customers have more efficient and accurate BoM transfer into MIE Trak Pro,” says Andre Walentowski, Manufacturing Engineer at MIE Solutions.“Agni Link will be a great tool for many of our ETO and MTO manufacturing customers.”Agni Link integrates Bill of Materials, Quotes/Estimates, Work Orders, Job Management, Change Management, MRO, Asset Management, and more between CAD software and MIE Trak Pro.Users can manage the rules that make up the integration(s) without complex programming.This gives the user full control of how the data is exchanged between their CAD software and MIE Trak Pro.About MIE SolutionsMIE Solutions is a worldwide leading supplier of advanced technology for the manufacturing community with installations in North America, Australia, New Zealand, Europe, Mexico, and South Africa.We offer a variety of innovative software products for integrating business data.
Most manufacturing ERP software integrates manufacturing, inventory management, and accounting to help businesses in order to ensure raw materials are available to production.An integrated ERP software for manufacturing helps streamline business processes, generate accurate pricing, and calculate total manufacturing costs.The ERP software of MIE Solutions for the manufacturing industry can integrate with our distribution, financial, and CRM modules to effectively support all essential business fields.You can use flexible business processes to plan and control your manufacturing operations, including supply & demand planning and production scheduling.Our remarkable Manufacturing ERP Systems offer you and your staff anytime availability and anywhere access to your critical business management functions to support operational continuity and business resilience.The MIE Solutions also provide feature-rich cloud manufacturing ERP software.Our various types of software solutions deliver powerful and comprehensive functionality for make-to-stock, make-to-order, engineer-to-order, project-centric, job shop, batch, and repetitive manufacturing companies.
On Tuesday, Russian authorities have warned the United States against sending warships to the Black Sea.Point to be noted that the situation along Ukraine’s border caused increasing concern in the West.On Friday, the Turkish Foreign Ministry said that Washington had informed Ankara that two US warships would pass through Turkish waters this week to be deployed in the Black Sea.On Tuesday, Russian Deputy Foreign Ministry Sergei Ryabkov was cited by Russian news agencies and called the deployment of US warships in the Black Sea a provocation designed to test Russia’s nerves.We warn the United States that it will be better for them to stay far away from Crimea and our Black Sea coast.The current escalation has added strain to already tense US-Russian relations.
On Tuesday, US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin announced that he is expanding the US military presence in Germany by 500 troops.Austin made the announcement after talks with German Defense Minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer on his first tour of Europe since becoming Pentagon chief in January.Kramp-Karrenbauer welcomed the announcement as a powerful signal of a healthy US-German relationship.They also discussed a pending decision by President Joe Biden on whether to withdraw completely from Afghanistan by May 1.Point to be noted that May 1 is a deadline the Trump administration pledged to the Taliban militants.Austin said at a joint news conference with Kramp-Karrenbauer that the extra 500 US troops will be stationed permanently in Germany’s Wiesbaden area as early as this fall.They will augment our existing abilities to prevent conflict, and, if necessary, fight and win.
The administration of President Biden will temporarily lift a medication abortion restriction.The temporary lift will reverse a Trump-era policy and handing abortion-rights groups one of their first major victories of the new administration.The acting FDA Commissioner Janet Woodcock announced that her agency would “exercise enforcement discretion” surrounding the FDA’s requirement that abortion patients using mifepristone to terminate a pregnancy obtain the pills in-person from a medical provider.Citing four medical publications, Woodcock wrote, “These studies do not appear to show increases in serious safety concerns, occurring with medical abortion as a result of modifying the in-person dispensing requirement during the COVID-19 pandemic”.This decision reverses a Trump administration policy supported by the Supreme Court earlier this year.The medical group argued that not only was the in-person requirement medically unnecessary, but in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic placed patients and medical staff at risk of exposure to the virus.When the FDA rejected the request, ACOG and a coalition of medical organizations sued, and in July a federal court agreed, temporarily suspending the FDA’s in-person rule.
US Centers for Disease Control has confirmed that more than 7 million doses of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in the United States, as of April 12.The CDC reviewed data and said there have been 6 reported cases that have caused a rare and critical type of blood clot.So, the US FDA has recommended immediately halting the use of single-dose of Johnson & Johnson vaccine.The CDC ACIP (Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices) will meet on Wednesday, April 13, to review the situation.The Arkansas Secretary of Health, Dr. José Romero chairs the ACIP.Romero acknowledged a positive of the situation and that is the country’s VAERS (Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System).Romero said, “For the system to find these very rare events to be detected, the system has been in place for decades.
Microsoft has recently announced the Surface Laptop 4.The company has presented a great lineup of Surface laptops and offered an excellent portable Ultrabook with comfortable typing experiences.The Surface Laptop 4 looks like it might just be up to the task with the increased focus on working remotely.Point to be noted that the Surface Laptop 4 is now available to order, but orders won’t start shipping until April 25 in the United States.The starting $999 price configuration will be rocking an AMD Ryzen 5 processor with 8GB of RAM and a 256GB SSD, which can be enhanced up to 16GB of RAM for $1,199.Point to be noted that you can also get the 13-inch Surface Laptop 4 for $1,299 with an 11th-generation Intel Core i5 processor, a 512GB SSD, and 8GB of RAM.However, you can go up to an Intel Core i7 processor for $1,699 with 16GB of RAM and a 512GB SSD standard.
MIE Solutions is proud to announce their new partnership with Elmo Solutions and the addition of Agni Link as an add-on to MIE Trak Pro for CAD transcription.GARDEN GROVE, April 14, 2021 – MIE Solutions and Elmo Solutions have partnered to bring manufacturers—and, more specifically, MIE Trak Pro users—increased functionality in CAD integration.This is important for businesses that spend a lot of time creating, entering, and updating Bill of Materials for their parts and products—especially ETO (Engineer-to-Order) manufacturers.“It is exciting that we are partnering with Elmo Solutions to help our customers have more efficient and accurate BoM transfer into MIE Trak Pro,” says Andre Walentowski, Manufacturing Engineer at MIE Solutions.“Agni Link will be a great tool for many of our ETO and MTO manufacturing customers.”Agni Link integrates Bill of Materials, Quotes/Estimates, Work Orders, Job Management, Change Management, MRO, Asset Management, and more between CAD s MIE Solutions is proud to announce their new partnership with Elmo Solutions and the addition of Agni Link as an add-on to MIE Trak Pro for CAD transcription.GARDEN GROVE, April 14, 2021 – MIE Solutions and Elmo Solutions have partnered to bring manufacturers—and, more specifically, MIE Trak Pro users—increased functionality in CAD integration.“Agni Link will be a great tool for many of our ETO and MTO manufacturing customers.”Agni Link integrates Bill of Materials, Quotes/Estimates, Work Orders, Job Management, Change Management, MRO, Asset Management, and more between CAD software and MIE Trak Pro.Users can manage the rules that make up the integration(s) without complex programming.This gives the user full control of how the data is exchanged between their CAD software and MIE Trak Pro.About MIE SolutionsMIE Solutions is a worldwide leading supplier of advanced technology for the manufacturing community with installations in North America, Australia, New Zealand, Europe, Mexico, and South Africa.
Labor used to produce products and services purchased by customers.These man-hours are directly attributable to customer activity.LabA few years ago before computers, excel spreadsheets and calculators most organization used a standard shop rate for any labor that was occuring during a process.Now that computers can easily calculate figures organizations have become much more accurate in trying to capture their true shop rates.For the next few weeks in this blog I'm going to cover some of the details regarding shop rates and their affect on quoting and estimating.In order to make a profit when running a business, you will need to determine what fees to charge.Many times shop labor rates are thought of as how much an hour can I charge to perform a task.setup rate, cycle time rate, direct labor rate, overhead absorption rate and others.
Best ERP SoftwareBusinesses today need real-time data to make well-informed decisions essential for profitable success.Still their growth and sustenance become quite difficult because of slow order-to-cash cycles, increased overheads, delayed payments from clients, together with COVID 19 global pandemic causing low operating margins.It brings automation, speed, agility and efficiency into your business operations – necessary for business growth and sustainability.Moreover, with the provision of real-time and accurate data you can easily forecast and fulfil future demand and anticipate new business opportunities.Learn about consumer behavior and differentiate yourself in an industry full of information and saturated with all types of products, you need to integrate new, scalable and dynamic enterprise resource planning tools in your business model like MIE Trak Pro.What can you achieve with these modern ERP solutions?Manufacturing industry with many challenges from procurement to sales orders, production, supply chain and logistics, etc., need you to be more proactive and vigilant while selecting the right ERP solution.It will not only help you automate your business processes from admin to shop floor level, but actually streamlines everything for improved production efficiency and increased net profit.Let’s say, you receive an RFQ (request for quotation) and you want to convert it into sales order quickly and accurately.Moreover, for order fulfillment, you need inventory control, work centers and resources (staff and equipment) management.Quite an extensive list of processes before and after the manufacturing order reaches the shop floor and your production line starts working on it.Certainly, the later is the right choice despite being more costly compared to manual operations.
The Biden administration officials said that agreements have been reached to bolster troop support in 3 Central American countries.The White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki confirmed that agreements represent the latest attempts by President Joe Biden’s administration to mitigate the influx of migrants trying to enter the country through the US-Mexico border.Point to be noted that Mexico, Guatemala, and Honduras have agreed to heighten troop presence along their borders as part of the agreements.Mexico will keep 10,000 troops along its southern border and it could lead to double the daily number of encounters between migrants and Mexican authorities.Jen Psaki said 1,500 military and police officials will patrol the country’s border with Honduras in Guatemala.Honduras has committed 7,000 military and police officials to the cause.The CBP said it was a 71% increase over the previous month.