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September 9, 2011
The job shop schedule: Always imperfect, ever adapting
Say you work at an OEM that outsources to local job shops. A few of them are topnotch, almost always delivering what you need, when you need it. You define about half of them as “average,” delivering on time 80 to 95 percent of the time.... Read more...
March 10, 2011
Everyone on the same page—electronically
Doug Gardner, president of Hi-Tech Industries of New York, a contract precision sheet metal fabricator in Johnson City, N.Y., has a customer who happens to have no machine tools—in fact, no significant manufacturing capability at all. Instead,... Read more...
May 28, 2010
The Wisconsin Family Robinson
Because Robinson Metal Inc. works with food processing companies, its fabricators have to be skilled in working with stainless steel.
Matt Shimmon has worked at Robinson Metal Inc., De Pere, Wis., for four years and is... Read more...
April 1, 2010
If you don't measure it, you can't improve it
In 2004 Impulse Manufacturing had your typical job shop floor. Jobs came in, bounced around the shop to various areas, and then headed out the door. Part flow wasn't top of mind. The company had made some significant machinery... Read more...
February 11, 2010
Waste not, want more
Figure 1 Finding enough room for a group photo is not that big of a deal at General MetalWorks, Mequon, Wis. Elimination of excess raw material inventory and racks of work-in-process hascleared plenty of floor space for such an event. Photos... Read more...
July 29, 2008
Intelligent business investments in uncertain economic times
When the economy falters or even shows the first signs of slowing, businesses have a tendency to retrench. In an effort to lower costs and reduce overhead, they slash budgets across various departments. But what they don't realize is that... Read more...
February 12, 2008
Nothing standard about this fab shop
After five years of working for a family-owned metal fabricating business in eastern Connecticut, Rob Marelli wanted to do things his way. He approached the president with an offer to buy the company from him, but he was soon gone with a... Read more...
December 12, 2006
Taking software integration to new heights
Historically, the majority of a manufacturer's costs have been labor. In fact, when Henry Ford introduced the moving assembly line in 1913, labor accounted for an estimated 80 percent of total costs. One of Ford's key beliefs was that labor... Read more...