Ram Precision is a northeast, mid-sized tool and die manufacturer specializing in tight-tolerance tooling for the medical device industry. With StartProto’s software, Ram Precision was able to digitize and streamline their operational processes, increasing their annual order fulfillment capacity by over $250,000. Ram Precision onboarded its entire workforce onto the StartProto platform in under three weeks and are tracking over 10,000 parts through the solution.
After adopting StartProto, Ram Precision experienced a number of significant benefits that helped the company grow and become more competitive in the industry. One of the most notable benefits was the ability to more accurately estimate job costs and delivery times.With StartProto's advanced features and data analytics capabilities, Ram Precision was able to track job progress in real-time, including material usage, labor costs, and machine time. This allowed the company to more accurately estimate costs and delivery times for each job, which improved customer satisfaction and helped the company win new business.Another significant benefit of using StartProto was the ability to automate many of the manual tasks that were previously required to manage the shop floor.
The system allowed Ram Precision to automate job scheduling, track inventory levels, and monitor machine performance, which freed up valuable time for employees to focus on higher value tasks.StartProto also helped Ram Precision optimize their workflow and eliminate bottlenecks. By providing real-time visibility into the status of each job, the system allowed the company to identify areas of inefficiency and make adjustments to improve overall productivity. This allowed Ram Precision to take on more jobs without sacrificing quality or delivery times, which helped the company grow and become more competitive in the industry.
Finally, StartProto provided Ram Precision with the ability to communicate more effectively with customers. The system allowed the company to provide real-time updates on job progress and delivery times, which improved customer satisfaction and helped the company build stronger relationships with its clients.Overall, Ram Precision credits StartProto with helping the company achieve significant improvements in efficiency, productivity, and customer satisfaction. By providing real-time visibility into job progress, automating manual tasks, optimizing workflow, and improving customer communication, StartProto helped the company grow and become a leader in the industry.
After purchasing KTE, Nick quickly realized that the shop's workflow management and scheduling systems were outdated and manual. He found himself spending a significant amount of time juggling work orders, communicating with customers, and managing the shop floor. Nick knew that this was not a sustainable way to run the business and that he needed a better solution to streamline operations and improve efficiency.That's when Nick discovered StartProto, a dedicated system for managing machine shop workflow and scheduling. With the help of StartProto, Nick was able to transform KTE into a highly efficient and organized operation.
The system allowed him to automate many of the manual tasks that were previously eating up his time, such as tracking job progress, communicating with customers, and managing inventory. StartProto also provided real-time visibility into the status of each job, allowing Nick to quickly identify bottlenecks and adjust schedules as needed to keep production on track.One of the biggest benefits that Nick saw from using StartProto was the ability to take on more jobs without sacrificing quality or delivery times. By improving scheduling and workflow management, Nick was able to increase throughput and shorten delivery times, which allowed him to take on more work and grow the business. He was also able to hire more employees and expand the shop's capabilities, which further contributed to the shop's success.
Overall, Nick credits StartProto with helping him transform KTE into a thriving and profitable business. With the system's advanced features and user-friendly interface, he was able to streamline operations, increase efficiency, and ultimately achieve his goal of building a successful and growing machine shop.
3D Machine was facing significant challenges as the company continued to grow. Managing inventory, quotes, and orders using traditional methods became increasingly difficult, and the lack of visibility into order information made it nearly impossible for operators to efficiently manage their workload. As a result, the company struggled to meet delivery times and maintain high levels of customer satisfaction.That's when 3D Machine turned to StartProto, a dedicated system for managing machine shop workflow and scheduling.
With the help of StartProto, the company was able to completely transform its operations and achieve significant improvements in efficiency, productivity, and customer satisfaction.One of the most significant benefits of using StartProto was the ability to provide operators with clear visibility into their workload. Instead of relying on assumptions or constant interruptions to management, operators were able to simply check their kiosk, phone, or iPad for their next assignment. This streamlined the entire process and allowed operators to focus on their work, increasing productivity and throughput.
StartProto also helped 3D Machine replace outdated spreadsheets with a more efficient and user-friendly platform. Business-critical information was imported into the new system, and the right users were provided with the right information using the "financial", "manager", and "operator" permissions. This ensured that everyone had access to the information they needed to do their jobs effectively, improving overall efficiency and accuracy.Another significant benefit of using StartProto was the ability to manage purchasing and materials more effectively. Previously, 3D Machine had little visibility into when materials were ordered, what materials a job was associated with, and the status of those materials. StartProto provided the company with real-time visibility into all of these critical areas, allowing them to make more informed decisions and avoid costly delays.
Overall, 3D Machine credits StartProto with helping them achieve significant improvements in efficiency, productivity, and customer satisfaction. By providing operators with clear visibility into their workload, replacing outdated spreadsheets, and improving purchasing and materials management, StartProto enabled the company to take on more jobs and grow their business while maintaining high levels of quality and customer service.
Werner Machine, a CNC Job Shop that has been in business for 21 years, was facing difficulties in efficiently managing their one-off part manufacturing process. This challenge was a result of a lack of communication and documentation between their programmer, Daniel, and the rest of the team. They found it time-consuming and cumbersome to access the necessary information for each job.In an effort to streamline their process, Werner Machine implemented StartProto, a software solution that centralizes and simplifies their documentation and communication. As Rob Esco, the operations manager at Werner Machine, puts it, "Before StartProto, it definitely slowed us down a lot [...] There was a lot of lack of communication, and it created a lot of bottlenecks for us."
Since implementing StartProto, Werner Machine has seen numerous benefits. One of the most significant advantages is the ability to easily access information on their previous jobs through a centralized location. As Rob Esco states, "it's centrally located and it's easier to find [...] it'll be just typing in your global search and pulling up the drawing in the job that we ran before." This has helped the team save time and eliminate the need for physical documentation, which can be easily misplaced or damaged.Moreover, StartProto has helped reduce the setup time for each job to almost nothing.
According to Rob Esco, "it takes that setup time to nearly nothing like before where you have to sit and think well how did I do this." With the software's comprehensive documentation and routing system, the team is able to easily access notes and previous setups, reducing the risk of error and ensuring consistency across jobs.
Werner Machine has found StartProto to be a customized solution that feels tailor-made to their specific needs. As Greg Campbell puts it, "it was almost like you guys came in here and looked at what we did and built us a custom program that nobody else was going to have. It feels like." With the software's user-friendly interface, even those who are not tech-savvy, like Rob Esco, are able to acclimate quickly and easily. The manufacturing software has proved to be a game-changer for Werner Machine, helping them to improve their process and efficiency significantly. As Greg Campbell concludes, "This sounds cliche but if I can do it anybody can do it."