Production Machining

NOV 2017

Production Machining - Your access to the precision machining industrial buyer.

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Page 18 of 63 :: 17 Helping Precision Machine Shops Be More ProducƟve and Proftable PMPA member value can be broken down into four core buckets: benchmarking, networking, savings and training. 1. Benchmarking a. Business Trends Reporting – Owners/leaders of the company can use this report to compare the company's performance with the industry. b. Shop Wage Survey – This report helps companies understand the need to get wages right in this era of needed skilled workforce. c. Executive/Admin Surveys – This offers an industry focus on professional salary jobs that give the shop a competitive edge. 2. Networking In Person – We have three national meetings (Annual, Management Update, and National Technical Conference) and local Chapter Meetings for people to focus on the latest developments and issues our industry faces. Electronic – We have five core listserve discussion places to share (Technical, Quality, IT, HR and Corporate). 3. Savings Our Affinity partnerships include Ahola (payroll), Grainger and Partnership. Many members report their savings exceed their dues investment. 4. Training/Apprenticeship Program Mechanical Aptitude Test – This is the ability to screen new hires and assess current capabilities and employee knowledge. Shop Safety Course – The course covers shop safety practices, OSHA facts and basic first aid. One-Year CNC Operator Certification – This credential can be earned entirely through our online portal. Supporting materials will be delivered to your participants. PMPA will serve as the main point of contact through this process. Apprenticeship – PMPA is investigating the role to serve as intermediary between a PMPA member company and the U.S. Department of Labor to provide nationally scoped apprenticeship programs for CNC machinists. PMPA supports employers with documentation and program structure, provides online materials and serves as liaison with DOL. Return on Investment PMPA has several programs which can return more than the members' dues investment back each year, such as freight discounts through Partnership, savings on maintenance supplies and repair items through Grainger and discounted legal services through Fisher and Phillips. Our newest partner, Ahola, provides discounted payroll and human resource management services. The ability to get answers to a process down problem immediately through our listserves and staff can be the most powerful payback. Proactively avoid OSHA or EPA penalties by staying up to date with enforcement developments in these areas through PMPA. Involvement/Career Advancement Those who want to be involved will be the ones who will be advancing in their organization. PMPA is the organization that can supplement an employee's development. We do this by: 1. Offering programming that can develop careers from the shop to the office. Our conferences hit a cross-section of talent from beginning classes to advanced classes. Our Continues on page 20 By Monte Guitar – Director of Technical Programs PMPA Membership Value

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