FAST Talk is a FASTLANE event series for manufacturing leaders throughout the greater Miami Valley region. This series features industry related experts speaking on topics that will provide Dayton area Manufacturers with the knowledge they need to be globally competitive.

June 14th, 2018

FAST Talk – Springfield

Manufacturing & Machining Cost Estimating

11:30am – 1:30pm

Clark State Community College

The Brinkman Educational Center

100 South Limestone Street

Springfield, OH 45502

Featured speaker: Lisa Novelli

Are you confronted with low win rates in your quoting process?  Do you know what your win/loss ratio is?  This FAST Talk will offer an overview of what CNC job shop (and other manufacturing businesses) can do to embrace and enhance their quoting process.  We will investigate cost estimating approaches, discuss how and what to measure, cost analysis, and hidden factors that will help identify what is affecting your win/loss ratio, as it applies to your cost estimating process.

This FAST Talk will help you to:

  • Better understand the costs
  • Improve the accuracy of your quotes
  • Figure out what should be measured
  • Eliminate inefficiencies

Lisa Novelli is a Sr. Technical Advisor to FASTLANE. She has a Bachelors in Mechanical Design and Masters in Business Administration. Lisa has more than 30 years of experience in manufacturing and operations management in aerospace, medical, and commercial industries. Including experience with CNC machining and work-holding, injection molding and tool design, and automation. Lisa’s focus is on turn-around, ROI and capital investments.


Register to Attend


Manufacturers $10
Non-manufacturers $20
lunch included