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A poorly estimated job may damage your company’s reputation when you have to re-quote the customer. It can also negatively impact your bottom line if the cost of the project is not accurately reflected. Consider these FIVE costs before determining the price for your next project: Material Costs: Usually up to 25% of the total costs. Includes the cost of wood and hardware such as hinges, accessories, fasteners, mechanical parts etc. Labour Costs: Hourly production…

Cabinet production has remained consistent over the last 40 years. Production technology improvements have worked to enhance productivity and profits while maintaining the process. However, it’s clear to see that a significant shift is happening now. The jobs today will not be the jobs of tomorrow. How your father operated his business is not the way you can manage your business and expect the same results. The market is changing, and it’s changing fast, so…

The skills shortage has been a problem since the dawn of the modern corporate system. Both companies and employees have not been able to keep pace with the rapid changes in almost every industry. The lack of skilled staff can obstruct or even stop some long-standing operations. Recently, many manufacturing-related jobs that require a highly specific skill-set are going unfilled. This situation is the result of an entire generation heading towards retirement without passing…

Lean is used extensively by the automotive supplier industry and Lean thinking enables automotive manufacturers to survive in their cutthroat business environment. Automotive suppliers must continuously improve their performance to retain the business of automakers. However, seldom do Woodworking Manufacturers force their suppliers to be competitive beyond price. Automotive manufacturers are typically much larger than the suppliers. Consider Ford, GM, Toyota, and VW against Cummins, Continental, and Delphi. The former group of companies is significantly…