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Benchmark Survey:  Metal Cutting Performance Tackling the Top 5 Operating Challenges in the Metal Cutting Industry

Industrial Metal Cutting Blog

Mon Feb 20 2017 / Machine Shops, agility, best practices, blade failure, blade life, blade selection, Cost Management, customer delivery, industry news, LIT, maintaining talent, operator training, productivity, quality, resource allocation, skills gap, strategic planning,
Thanks to an unstable marketplace, capital spending among machine shops and other metalworking companies has been down for the last several years. However, new reports suggest a rebound in the near future. According to data from Gardner Business Intelligence (GBI), machine tool consumption peaked at $7.5 billion in 2014, and then contracted 3 percent in […]

Fri Feb 10 2017 / Fabricators, best practices, LIT, operator training, quality, strategic planning, supplier relationships, value-added services,
For most fabricators, supplier relationships are the building blocks of success. While there are still some companies that base their supply chain on price, as customer expectations for both quality and delivery continue to increase, many industry leaders are taking the time to form strong supplier relationships that are built on a lot more than […]

Sun Feb 05 2017 / Metal Service Centers, best practices, continuous improvement, Cost Management, LIT, operator training, quality, ROI, strategic planning, supplier relationships,
Keeping costs low and quality high are the top goals of just about every industrial metal-cutting operation. What’s interesting, however, is that many companies treat these two areas as independent variables. A recent series of articles from IndustryWeek (IW) shows why it is important for managers to look at quality and cost together. More specifically, […]