July 5, 2011
By: Drew Locher
Single-minute exchange of dies is a lean manufacturing concept that has grown beyond the world of metal forming. It now stands for any lean exercise that attempts to reduce changeover time to single-digit minutes. In implementing such a program, manufacturing managers need to understand the common pitfalls that plague these efforts.
“I have never had a machine perform as well as the Prima Power Shear Genius. And when you take the reliability of the SG into consideration, there is no comparison.” Jeff Mooney, Altec Body Mfg.
From the Web: Low wages ‘major’ issue; inside a 3-D machine shop; ‘craftsmanship is still around’ - by Vicki Bell
Highlights for fabricators from the past week’s Web articles— Low wages a major impediment to labor supply; inside Incodema 3D’s facility; job shop named best business in Blue Earth, Minn.; Mississippi shop grows, invests, hires; and craftsmanship is still around.
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