Did you know it is possible to generate quotes for your job shop clients using the actual data from your shop? You can quote jobs based on how much the job will really cost you rather than guessing with generic overhead and material costs. Fortunately, today, known variables are replacing guestimates when it comes to quoting. With the use of technology, machinery and actual costs to produce the correct pricing can be generated within seconds. The functional use of tech tables to achieve accurate run times from processes, whether it is a profile cutting machine, press brake, or even an individual welding job, can save hundreds of hours throughout the year.
Every shop floor operation costs money, when one can accurately define and break down those expenses, they are able to apply these costs to an operation – generating actual numbers versus entering in their best guesses. Known costs can then be marked up accordingly to the market and competitive situation. Once actual run times, the number of operators needed, and processing times are known, the fabricator can plug in accurate material costs to complete the process. To do this accurately requires real geometry against materials. The solution lies in employing engineering upfront, obtaining geometry from a customer and using technology tables to determine accurate costs to produce these parts.
- Your remnant and inventory library updated real-time in SigmaNEST
- Bandwidth available on your cutting machines for the day or week
- Whether or not you can batch orders with other orders
- Standard reports
- Custom reports
- Standard shapes library
- Quotes can be tied to specific sheets in inventory
- Accurate time calculation for processing parts
- Quote with Secondary process costs included in calculation
Want to learn more about how SigmaNEST can help with your Quoting processes? Register for our two-part series webinar on Quoting here. Part 1 of the webinar series will cover Costing Parameters and Part Costs and Part 2 will cover Quote Nesting. Also visit our Webinars page to see all upcoming webinars that are hosted weekly by our Application Engineers.
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