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Job Estimating Software MIE QuoteIt Has New Features

By Dave Ferguson
December 24, 2012
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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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Job Cost Markup Rate

By Dave Ferguson
June 28, 2012
, By Dave Ferguson
June 28, 2012
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June 28, 2012
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June 28, 2012
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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
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Direct Burden Expenses
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Profit Improvement and Cost Reduction Part 1

By Dave Ferguson
January 30, 2011
, By Dave Ferguson
January 30, 2011
, By Dave Ferguson
January 30, 2011
, By Dave Ferguson
January 30, 2011
, By Dave Ferguson
January 30, 2011
, By Dave Ferguson
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, By Dave Ferguson
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, By Dave Ferguson
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, By Dave Ferguson
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, By Dave Ferguson
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, By Dave Ferguson
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, By Dave Ferguson
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, By Dave Ferguson
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, By Dave Ferguson
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, By Dave Ferguson
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, By Dave Ferguson
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January 30, 2011
, By Dave Ferguson
January 30, 2011
, By Dave Ferguson
January 30, 2011
, By Dave Ferguson
January 30, 2011
, By Dave Ferguson
January 30, 2011

Talking about profit improvement and cost reduction we cannot leave out the importance of estimating accurately.  There are a few ways to reach the goal of both profit improvement and cost reduction.
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Estimating is more than Setup and Run Time Part 2

By Dave Ferguson
September 24, 2010
, By Dave Ferguson
September 24, 2010
, By Dave Ferguson
September 24, 2010
, By Dave Ferguson
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, By Dave Ferguson
September 24, 2010
, By Dave Ferguson
September 24, 2010
, By Dave Ferguson
September 24, 2010
, By Dave Ferguson
September 24, 2010
, By Dave Ferguson
September 24, 2010
, By Dave Ferguson
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, By Dave Ferguson
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, By Dave Ferguson
September 24, 2010
, By Dave Ferguson
September 24, 2010
, By Dave Ferguson
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, By Dave Ferguson
September 24, 2010
, By Dave Ferguson
September 24, 2010
, By Dave Ferguson
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, By Dave Ferguson
September 24, 2010
, By Dave Ferguson
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, By Dave Ferguson
September 24, 2010
, By Dave Ferguson
September 24, 2010

In the not to distant past many manufacturing processes were very labor intensive.  In countries such as China and India there is still a great deal of manual labor intensive manufacturing.  I remember as a child I worked in my Father's sheet metal...
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Exploded Bill Of Materials

By Dave Ferguson
December 29, 2009
, By Dave Ferguson
December 29, 2009
, By Dave Ferguson
December 29, 2009
, By Dave Ferguson
December 29, 2009
, By Dave Ferguson
December 29, 2009
, By Dave Ferguson
December 29, 2009
, By Dave Ferguson
December 29, 2009
, By Dave Ferguson
December 29, 2009
, By Dave Ferguson
December 29, 2009
, By Dave Ferguson
December 29, 2009
, By Dave Ferguson
December 29, 2009
, By Dave Ferguson
December 29, 2009
, By Dave Ferguson
December 29, 2009
, By Dave Ferguson
December 29, 2009
, By Dave Ferguson
December 29, 2009
, By Dave Ferguson
December 29, 2009

Estimating large projects requires an exploded bill of materials in order to get a good understanding of the requirements.   The larger the project you have to estimate the more in depth the bill of materials will be.   If you are estimating you...
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Cost Estimating Purchased Parts Or Materials

By Dave Ferguson
December 08, 2009
, By Dave Ferguson
December 08, 2009
, By Dave Ferguson
December 08, 2009
, By Dave Ferguson
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, By Dave Ferguson
December 08, 2009
, By Dave Ferguson
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, By Dave Ferguson
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, By Dave Ferguson
December 08, 2009
, By Dave Ferguson
December 08, 2009
, By Dave Ferguson
December 08, 2009
, By Dave Ferguson
December 08, 2009
, By Dave Ferguson
December 08, 2009
, By Dave Ferguson
December 08, 2009
, By Dave Ferguson
December 08, 2009
, By Dave Ferguson
December 08, 2009
, By Dave Ferguson
December 08, 2009

Bill of material items are those items which are purchased as raw materials and used to combine with other products and services to produce a new product.   Job costing bill of materials is a critical step in the estimating and quoting process....
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Calculating Shop Rates Using The Income Statement

By Dave Ferguson
August 01, 2009
, By Dave Ferguson
August 01, 2009
, By Dave Ferguson
August 01, 2009
, By Dave Ferguson
August 01, 2009
, By Dave Ferguson
August 01, 2009
, By Dave Ferguson
August 01, 2009
, By Dave Ferguson
August 01, 2009
, By Dave Ferguson
August 01, 2009
, By Dave Ferguson
August 01, 2009
, By Dave Ferguson
August 01, 2009
, By Dave Ferguson
August 01, 2009
, By Dave Ferguson
August 01, 2009
, By Dave Ferguson
August 01, 2009
, By Dave Ferguson
August 01, 2009
, By Dave Ferguson
August 01, 2009
, By Dave Ferguson
August 01, 2009
, By Dave Ferguson
August 01, 2009

We are going to spend the next few posts reviewing what an income sheet is and how the income sheet will help you determine you shop rates.
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Calculating Cycle Time with Estimating Software

By Dave Ferguson
July 16, 2009
, By Dave Ferguson
July 16, 2009
, By Dave Ferguson
July 16, 2009
, By Dave Ferguson
July 16, 2009
, By Dave Ferguson
July 16, 2009
, By Dave Ferguson
July 16, 2009
, By Dave Ferguson
July 16, 2009
, By Dave Ferguson
July 16, 2009
, By Dave Ferguson
July 16, 2009
, By Dave Ferguson
July 16, 2009
, By Dave Ferguson
July 16, 2009
, By Dave Ferguson
July 16, 2009
, By Dave Ferguson
July 16, 2009
, By Dave Ferguson
July 16, 2009
, By Dave Ferguson
July 16, 2009
, By Dave Ferguson
July 16, 2009
, By Dave Ferguson
July 16, 2009
, By Dave Ferguson
July 16, 2009

Calculating the entire operation costs depends on both setup and cycle time.   In order accurately estimate your costs to complete a job you must be as accurate as possible during the estimating process.   If you spend too much time estimating you...
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