Overview

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Vince Bozzone
Job Shop 360 Designer

This orientation is based on the types of questions any prospective buyer would logically ask before making a decision to purchase and use Job Shop 360 (JS360).

  1. What is JS360?
  2. How do I know if it’s right for my business?
  3. How do I know if I need it?
  4. How does it work?
  5. What are the benefits?
  6. Is there a financial return?
  7. How much does it cost?

 

What is JS360?

The purpose of JS360 is to help business owners and managers drive continuous improvement and become more competitive.  It is an innovative, practical approach made up of 6 learning modules, each one covering a particular aspect of the job shop business process.  Each module employs a one-half hour video along with articles and tools that apply to that area.Modules use actionable strategies, alternative perspectives, insights, and practical tools you can use immediately. JS360 is the intelligent choice over university courses and high-priced consultants when it comes to driving continuous improvement in custom manufacturing businesses.

How do I know if it’s right for my business?

JS360 is specifically designed for businesses that exhibit the following characteristics:

  • Are order driven
  • Have roller coaster demand
  • Make to customers’ specifications
  • Secure work by bidding
  • Are highly competitive
  • Serve other companies
  • Cannot build ahead
  • Are not all machine shops
  • Are easy to manage…Not

“Job shop” is a misunderstood term. Most people associate it with a machine shop, but machine shops are only one type of order driven, custom manufacturing businesses.  Others include:

  • Tool and Die Shops
  • Mold Shops (plastic injection and die cast)
  • Fabrication & Assembly
  • Architectural Woodworking
  • Engineer to Order
  • Prototype Shops
  • Print Shops
  • Electronic assembly
  • Media production studios
  • Short run production
  • Other types of custom manufacturing and service businesses

How do I know if I need it?

Every shop that actively seeks continuous improvement can use help in both identifying areas for improvement, as well as how to go about achieving it.  If this is you, then JS360 will benefit you immensely. If you are unsure, you can take this brief survey:  Is This Your Shop?

How does it work?

Each module is designed to help you drive continuous improvement in a specific area of your shop’s business process.   JS360 is not a program you have to follow; rather it is a group of tools (in the broadest sense of the term) you will use…and will continue to use in the future. As a result of using a JS360 module, you and your team will be better prepared to address problems and performance issues in specific areas of your business.

There are a number of ways to use JS360:

  • It can be used as a comprehensive approach for improvement that spans your entire business process from quotes to cash.  The modules are organized in a strategic sequence that will produce the greatest results when used consecutively. This was the initial thinking behind the design of JS360
  • It can also be used selectively.  You can choose any module to assist your continuous improvement efforts in key areas of your business. This is knowledge on demand, so to speak.
  • It can be used as an applied management training course for you and your team.  It will result in an immediate impact on your business.
  • It can also be used as a tutorial or university-type course for people who are not currently involved in management.
  • There are likely other uses for it

What are the benefits?

Built on a solid base of two popular books authored by Vincent Bozzone. Speed To Market: How To Cut Lead Time and Increase Profits in  Job Shops and Custom Manufacturing Environments and Speed to Market: Lean Manufacturing for Job Shops.These books received widespread acclaim from professors, practitioners, representatives of trade organizations, and editors of trade publications, not to mention job shop owners and managers.  You can see what these people said by clicking here;  Reviews and Accolades

JS360 differs from these books by providing more detailed information and guidance, as well as a module on how to increase sales. .

I am available on an as-needed basis.  You can contact me anytime to answer a question or to discuss an approach to a problem area.

JS360 is actionable.  This means the material can be used immediately without having to wait for any program implementation.

It’s not a fad-of- the-month program. In fact, it is not a “program” at all in the sense of imposing some scheme or another on your business you have to follow.JS360 is a collection of tools, in the broadest sense of the word, you can use in your continuous improvement efforts.

No Travel, no travel expenses, and no lost time.  Why send one of your people to a university workshop with total fees and travel expenses in the $2000 range, and have only one person learn one technique?  For a whole lot less, you can train all your key people at the same time.

It’s reasonably priced to encourage widespread use.

Is there a financial return?

JS360 is designed to drive continuous improvement which is measurable.  It does not take a lot of improvement to generate a return.  Let’s say, for example, your business generates $2,000,000 in annual revenues with a 15% net profit ($300,000.).  A 1% gain in net profit adds $20,000 to the bottom line.  JS360 provides a way to measure improvement using the Weekly Performance Report (Module 3:  Managing with Data). If your shop is larger and your improvement is greater, you can run the numbers for yourself.

How much does it cost?

You can purchase the entire group of 6 modules for $3600.  This would be appropriate for shops that want a comprehensive approach to drive continuous improvement across the entire business process. It’s recommended that clients follow the strategic sequence of numbered modules.

Purchasing the entire package would also be appropriate for education and training purposes. There is a brief test with each module that can be used for discussion.

Or you can purchase individual modules for $800.00 each. This would be appropriate if you want to address a particular area.  For example, you may want to cut lead time, or get scheduling under control, or manage with data instead of by the seat of your pants. There are JS360 modules designed specifically for these areas.

I can’t help but be reminded of the joke about the vacuum cleaner salesman who overwhelmed the lady of the house with technical specifications and features. When hefinally finished she said. “Will it pick up dirt?”

A crude analogy perhaps, but will JS360 pick up dirt?  You bet.  JS360 is the real deal.

Thank you,

Vincent Bozzone

JobShop360 Program Designer & Content Expert


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