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Why Head Count Is Not an Accurate Measure of a Tool Shop

Headcount is not an accurate measure of a tool and die shop. In today’s quickly evolving stamping die landscape one of the typical questions to ask a prospective supplier is “what is your head count?” In the past when all shops were pretty much equipped and staffed identically; headcount was an indication of a supplier’s capabilities. Today, however, that answer is very much subjective.