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Laser Cutting Estimating

By Dave Ferguson
April 21, 2015
, By Dave Ferguson
April 21, 2015
, By Dave Ferguson
April 21, 2015
, By Dave Ferguson
April 21, 2015
, By Dave Ferguson
April 21, 2015
, By Dave Ferguson
April 21, 2015
, By Dave Ferguson
April 21, 2015

Laser cutting sheet metal parts is very common in the industry.  Not too many years ago laser cutting was new and estimating the costs was new.  Now, laser cutting estimating has become much more accurate through software simulations.
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Estimating Engineer Tasks

By Dave Ferguson
March 25, 2015
, By Dave Ferguson
March 25, 2015
, By Dave Ferguson
March 25, 2015
, By Dave Ferguson
March 25, 2015


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Estimating Shearing (Sheet Metal Cutting)

By Dave Ferguson
January 02, 2013
, By Dave Ferguson
January 02, 2013
, By Dave Ferguson
January 02, 2013
, By Dave Ferguson
January 02, 2013
, By Dave Ferguson
January 02, 2013
, By Dave Ferguson
January 02, 2013
, By Dave Ferguson
January 02, 2013
, By Dave Ferguson
January 02, 2013
, By Dave Ferguson
January 02, 2013
, By Dave Ferguson
January 02, 2013
, By Dave Ferguson
January 02, 2013

The basic definition of shearing is cutting metal into smaller pieces.  If we define shearing as cutting material then not only a shear can do this process but metal scissors, lasers, punch presses, etc can also do the same function.  The shearing...
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Job Estimating Software MIE QuoteIt Has New Features

By Dave Ferguson
December 24, 2012
, By Dave Ferguson
December 24, 2012
, By Dave Ferguson
December 24, 2012
, By Dave Ferguson
December 24, 2012
, By Dave Ferguson
December 24, 2012
, By Dave Ferguson
December 24, 2012
, By Dave Ferguson
December 24, 2012
, By Dave Ferguson
December 24, 2012
, By Dave Ferguson
December 24, 2012
, By Dave Ferguson
December 24, 2012
, By Dave Ferguson
December 24, 2012
, By Dave Ferguson
December 24, 2012

Quoting and estimating software can be found in many products.  One of the industries that have the most estimating software packages is construction where you see a plethora of options available.  Job shop estimating software is also common but it...
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Analysis Of Overhead Expenses

By Dave Ferguson
July 13, 2012
, By Dave Ferguson
July 13, 2012
, By Dave Ferguson
July 13, 2012
, By Dave Ferguson
July 13, 2012
, By Dave Ferguson
July 13, 2012
, By Dave Ferguson
July 13, 2012
, By Dave Ferguson
July 13, 2012
, By Dave Ferguson
July 13, 2012
, By Dave Ferguson
July 13, 2012

Overhead expenses are all the costs not directly associated with the manufacturing of a specific product.  Raw material costs and direct labor are two examples which do not fall into the category of overhead expenses.  These costs are incurred by...
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Job Cost Markup Rate

By Dave Ferguson
June 28, 2012
, By Dave Ferguson
June 28, 2012
, By Dave Ferguson
June 28, 2012
, By Dave Ferguson
June 28, 2012
, By Dave Ferguson
June 28, 2012
, By Dave Ferguson
June 28, 2012
, By Dave Ferguson
June 28, 2012
, By Dave Ferguson
June 28, 2012
, By Dave Ferguson
June 28, 2012
, By Dave Ferguson
June 28, 2012

In my previous posts I have been discussing at length different types of costs including direct and indirect costs, direct and indirect material costs, direct and indirect labor costs and lastly burden.  The next point is Markup Rate which is the...
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Job Shop Burden Expenses

By Dave Ferguson
June 27, 2012
, By Dave Ferguson
June 27, 2012
, By Dave Ferguson
June 27, 2012
, By Dave Ferguson
June 27, 2012
, By Dave Ferguson
June 27, 2012
, By Dave Ferguson
June 27, 2012
, By Dave Ferguson
June 27, 2012
, By Dave Ferguson
June 27, 2012
, By Dave Ferguson
June 27, 2012
, By Dave Ferguson
June 27, 2012

Direct Burden Expenses
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Classification Of Costs - Direct and Indirect Costs

By Dave Ferguson
June 26, 2012
, By Dave Ferguson
June 26, 2012
, By Dave Ferguson
June 26, 2012
, By Dave Ferguson
June 26, 2012
, By Dave Ferguson
June 26, 2012
, By Dave Ferguson
June 26, 2012
, By Dave Ferguson
June 26, 2012
, By Dave Ferguson
June 26, 2012
, By Dave Ferguson
June 26, 2012
, By Dave Ferguson
June 26, 2012

Direct and indirect costs are two more costs which are involved in running a business.  Direct costs are those costs directly associated with the manufacturing or production of a product.  This includes labor that is directly related to making the...
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Direct and Indirect Costs

By Dave Ferguson
February 12, 2011
, By Dave Ferguson
February 12, 2011
, By Dave Ferguson
February 12, 2011
, By Dave Ferguson
February 12, 2011
, By Dave Ferguson
February 12, 2011
, By Dave Ferguson
February 12, 2011
, By Dave Ferguson
February 12, 2011
, By Dave Ferguson
February 12, 2011
, By Dave Ferguson
February 12, 2011
, By Dave Ferguson
February 12, 2011
, By Dave Ferguson
February 12, 2011
, By Dave Ferguson
February 12, 2011
, By Dave Ferguson
February 12, 2011
, By Dave Ferguson
February 12, 2011
, By Dave Ferguson
February 12, 2011
, By Dave Ferguson
February 12, 2011
, By Dave Ferguson
February 12, 2011
, By Dave Ferguson
February 12, 2011
, By Dave Ferguson
February 12, 2011
, By Dave Ferguson
February 12, 2011
, By Dave Ferguson
February 12, 2011

Fixed and variable costs can now be broken down into two more cost types: direct and indirect costs. These classify the costs of parts being manufactured and are critical to calculating shop overhead rates.  Direct costs are those costs that are...
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Job Costing Software

By Dave Ferguson
February 09, 2011
, By Dave Ferguson
February 09, 2011
, By Dave Ferguson
February 09, 2011
, By Dave Ferguson
February 09, 2011
, By Dave Ferguson
February 09, 2011
, By Dave Ferguson
February 09, 2011
, By Dave Ferguson
February 09, 2011
, By Dave Ferguson
February 09, 2011
, By Dave Ferguson
February 09, 2011
, By Dave Ferguson
February 09, 2011
, By Dave Ferguson
February 09, 2011
, By Dave Ferguson
February 09, 2011
, By Dave Ferguson
February 09, 2011
, By Dave Ferguson
February 09, 2011
, By Dave Ferguson
February 09, 2011
, By Dave Ferguson
February 09, 2011
, By Dave Ferguson
February 09, 2011
, By Dave Ferguson
February 09, 2011
, By Dave Ferguson
February 09, 2011
, By Dave Ferguson
February 09, 2011
, By Dave Ferguson
February 09, 2011

Job Costing has been around for many years to determine the cost of manufacturing a given product.  The process by which the expenses are record is costing.  Job costing software should make the process of recording the transaction simpler and not...
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