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Industrial Metal Cutting Blog

Fri Dec 30 2016 / Ball and Roller Bearing Manufacturers, best practices, continuous improvement, Employee Morale, LIT, maintaining talent, operator training, strategic planning,
There is no question continuous improvement is critical to succeeding in today’s market. Case in point: two of the three industrial metal-cutting companies featured here in a case study on top performers listed continuous improvement as an imperative operational strategy and best practice that sets their operations above the rest. It’s also widely accepted that continuous […]

Sun Dec 25 2016 / Forges, best practices, bottlenecks, continuous improvement, KPIs, lean manufacturing, LIT, performance metrics, workflow process,
Lean manufacturing is nothing new. Principles based on continuous improvement, streamlining production, and machine efficiency have long changed the way manufacturers operate. Industry leaders like Jorgensen Forge have been using lean manufacturing tools like 5S and Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) for years to lower costs, improve responsiveness, and increase efficiency. However, as stated in the […]

Tue Dec 20 2016 / Machine Shops, best practices, bottlenecks, continuous improvement, lean manufacturing, LIT, operator training, productivity, quality, workflow process,
With a slew of improvement strategies, tools, and technologies available, many managers have lost sight of one of the simplest ways they can optimize the performance of their operations—standardized processes. In fact, according to the Lean Enterprise Institute, standardized work is one of the most powerful, but least used lean manufacturing tools. “By documenting the current […]