EECO Asks Why Podcast

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EECO is an expert in industrial automation and motor solutions, with the benefit of full line electrical distribution. Major manufacturers, OEMs, and contractors trust us to provide solutions that lower cost of ownership, increase reliability, and improve performance.

Think about this – how can a shop know its profitability on every job? This is a common struggle area and in Paul’s recipe, he uncovers how with the right processes and platforms in place every shop can have accurate and to the minute data available to be successful. Helping others see how a system could improve their process and help in business growth are all areas that Paul expands upon.

This is a thought-provoking recipe for differentiation and one that we feel could help many out there that are supporting the growing world of manufacturing.

EBITDA Growth Systems

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Too many companies struggle to produce healthy bottom lines and/or favorable valuations. EBITDA Growth Systems’ mission is to help business owners and executives substantially increase the profitability and value of their companies. We work with clients that have achieved some level of operational success but have not yet crossed the chasm to reach maximum profitability (EBITDA).

Join Mike & Dave as they welcome some special guests – our friends from ProShop!

There is a lot of good information here about ProShop ERP and how amazing our ERP is! Check it out. The people at EBITDA Growth Systems have gone so far as to say it’s the only ERP they recommend!

This is an episode you need to listen to IMMEDIATELY!!


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Swarfcast is for listeners interested in the precision machining world. We interview owners of manufacturing companies, inventors, tooling experts, machine tool builders, robotics experts and whoever else we think our listeners/readers would find interesting.

On today’s show we’re talking about how to set up machine tools efficiently.

Our guest is Paul Van Metre, co-founder of ProShop ERP. ProShop produces a comprehensive web-based and totally paperless shop management system for small to medium manufacturing companies. Paul says that using a few best practices, guided by ProShop’s management system, can reduce a machine setup time up to 50%.

Manufacturing Happy Hour

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We go beyond the buzzwords and dissect real-life applications and success stories so that you can tackle your biggest manufacturing challenges and turn them into profitable opportunities. Stay Innovative, Stay Thirsty.

In this episode, Paul shares his story about starting a company right out of college some Formula SAE buddies and how the challenges they faced as machine shop owners inspired them to create ProShop. In addition to hearing some of the lessons that Paul has learned throughout his entrepreneurial career, we discuss why systems, documentation, and business processes are the key differentiator for manufacturers – particularly machine shops – in today’s market. We even get into a little car talk before the interview wraps up, so make sure to stick around until the end!

Within Tolerance

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Within Tolerance is a podcast where the hosts talk everything from machine shop work, CAD/CAM, and other manufacturing processes!

Welcome to the Within Tolerance Podcast! This podcast is where Payton Dean (BrickTactical) and Dylan Jackson (Proteum Machining) talk shop! Today Payton and Dylan talk to Paul Van Metre from ProShop ERP! Paul tells his background in job shop machining and how that turned into an ERP software company that helps machine shops and manufacturing companies!

Nestell Associates

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There is one best ERP solution for each and every unique organization. But what does that really mean?  And, the organization needs to take the time and effort to find that “one best fit” without making assumptions. But How?

In fact, research suggests that ERP systems selection, implementation methodology, and partner selection are critical for a successful ERP organizational change project. What matters and what really makes for an organization’s success is being mindful of how critical the triad (people, process, and technology) is and hence the true differentiators that ERP solutions and vendors bring to the table.

So let’s discuss potential people, process, and technology differentiators including the value placed of organizational learning, culture,  trust, and much more.


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Welcome to OPSQC Podcast 011. Our mission is to help entrepreneurs, innovators, and small business owners scale their business profitably. The goal of this podcast is to showcase real businesses and real owners, and learn through their experiences. This week we talk with Paul Van Metre, co-founder of ProShop ERP. The company didn’t originally start as an ERP systems company but rather was founded in 1997 as a CNC shop. As their CNC business grew, Paul realized that their spreadsheet record keeping was not going to scale laterally with the business. For this reason, they developed their own system and through 8 years of organic growth eventually became Proshop ERP. The history of Proshop ERP is truly a story of “What doesn’t kill us, makes us stronger.” Proshop was heavily involved in Aerospace in 2001 and the 9/11 attacks nearly bankrupted their company. They learned from this and adapted because during the 2008 financial crash, they didn’t furlough nor let go any of their workforce. Fast forward to the Covid19 Pandemic, they are thriving. Proshop ERP has doubled their workforce in 2020. Listen this week and learn how Proshop ERP grew from a CNC shop to an ERP company and overcame the many obstacles along the way. We hope you enjoy the show.

Manufacturing Out Loud Podcast

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Hey Trailblazers,
Welcome to the latest episode of MFG OutLoud!
Do we have a treat for you today! Our special guest is Mr. Paul Van Metre.
If you don’t already know of Paul thru his work with ProShop ERP, buckle-up because we have some cool stuff coming your way!
“Former Machine Shop Owner – ERP QMS MES Solutions” aka Co-Founder of ProShop ERP.

If you’re in job-shop manufacturing in general, and CNC machining in specific, you’ve likely already heard about Paul and his company.

“ProShop is a revolutionary software for small to medium manufacturing companies to help them realize considerably more profit and throughput with far less frustration.”

WBSRocks: Business Growth with ERP and Digital Transformation

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Running a machine shop is complicated with complex parts, heavy precision needs, and tricky materials handling requirements. With cost pressures from customers, rising material costs, and shrinking margins, one inaccurately estimated job could wipe out the profits for the whole month. Also, customers are savvy with their evaluation as they now want to vet your end-to-end business processes to validate the claims on your sales collateral.

In today’s episode, we have our guest Paul Van Metre, who discusses how machine shops can use their business processes as a sales tool in their sales and marketing collateral. He also describes the nuances of running a machine shop efficiently from his own machine business experiences. Finally, we have had a chance to discuss several scenarios and their implications on your efficiency and profitability, including the most realistic timeline and practical strategies for an ERP implementation for a machine shop.

For more information on growth strategies for SMBs using ERP and digital transformation, visit our community at ensure that you never miss an episode of the WBS podcast, subscribe on your favorite podcasting platform.

The Manufacturing Executive

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A lot of companies are started by people who are experts in their craft, but are not great at building companies.

But how do you learn to let go of the day-to-day? How do you, as a founder, learn to focus on developing repeatable and scalable business processes in order to grow and scale your business successfully?

On this episode of the Manufacturing Executive, I sit down with Paul Van Metre. Paul is the Co-Founder of ProShop ERP, and our conversation on this episode centered all around:

Why focusing on repeatable and scalable processes is the ONLY thing that’s going to grow your business

Why you should be working ON the business, not IN the business

The process of evolving from a machine shop into a software business

The TurnPike Show

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The TurnPIke Show welcomes guest Paul Van Metre and Robert Gallagher, CSE Gallagher this Monday April 19, 2021 at 3 PM Join Jonathan M. Turner, Michael Colyer and Justin Pike as they discuss ALL THINGS MANUFACTURING today at 3 PM.