Who is Denver Machine Shop?
Denver Machine Shop in Henderson, Colorado, is known for heavy industrial repair, as well as being a prototype machine shop. Being family owned since Fred White bought his partner out in 1916, they are a generational business in terms of its ownership, but also its employees. As Scott White, president, says, “Being a generational business is not just our family, but it’s the families of all of the employees that have past knowledge of all we do from one year to the next.” There are several father-son teams, and they love having that continuity in the office and on the shop floor.
In 2007, Scott and Eric realized that they would not be able to grow the shop as much as they wanted with the outdated paper system they were using to track progress, items, and processes. Scott was also worried they were losing out on crucial business metrics, like knowing how long a job took to run. Since it was hard to get all their information in one place, it was difficult to know if their data was complete and accurate, especially in terms of billing to the cost of a job. They knew having all their information in a digital database would make it easier to find things than having a paper system, and they would also be able to quickly check on everything happening in the shop, they decided to get an ERP system.
JobBOSS² has helped Denver Machine Shop grow over the years, and Scott wants their shop to keep improving. “Moving forward, (the software) allows us the record-keeping and ability to seethings real-time so that we can make faster decisions, and better decisions concerning the direction of the company. I would like to try to take some of the reports that are in the software and center my KPIs (Key Performance Indicators) around the reports that are valuable to us and help steer the ship. It’s a very, very powerful tool to help you to manage your business better.” Denver Machine Shop is on course to weather what comes ahead and to grow in future years, and JobBOSS² will be there to help make that happen.