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Industrial Metal Cutting Blog

Thu Jul 20 2017 / Forges, continuous improvement, Employee Morale, lean manufacturing, LIT, maintaining talent, operator training, productivity, quality, strategic planning,
Like most industrial manufacturing segments, metal forges have embraced lean manufacturing and the benefits it can bring. Although not every operation has the resources to undergo a total lean transformation, industry leaders like Jorgensen Forge have adopted simple lean tools and practices to eliminate waste, lower costs, and improve customer responsiveness. One lean manufacturing tool […]

Sat Jul 15 2017 / Machine Shops, best practices, continuous improvement, Cost Management, industry news, LIT, resource allocation, strategic planning,
As we reported in last month’s blog, “Machine Outlook for 2017 and Beyond,” market conditions continue to look good for machine shops and other industrial metal-cutting operations. Even in a good market, however, industry leaders know it is important to continue to watch costs. Any edge you can carve out against the competition is beneficial. […]

Mon Jul 10 2017 / Fabricators, best practices, continuous improvement, Cost Management, industry news, LIT, maintaining talent, operator training, productivity, quality, skills gap, strategic planning,
Historically, the trend has been for metal companies to put process over people. The manufacturing industry’s shortage of workers with the necessary skills (also known as the “skills gap”), however, is forcing companies to allocate resources back to their workforce. For many companies, this means changing the way they train and maintain talent, whether that […]