Davin Erickson

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    Lean Manufacturing: Adding a Second Shift

    Posted by Davin Erickson

    Aug 19, 2016 7:01:11 PM

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    At its core, lean manufacturing is about preserving production with less waste in order to improve the value of services for our customers. The goal is always to get the right things to the right place at the right time, and in the right quantity. At Fusion OEM, we continue to “think lean” when it comes to meeting the needs of our clients. By adding a second shift in our Machine Shop, we have increased operational flexibility, production capacity and realized additional savings. Below are some of the ways our second shift has made us more efficient:

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    Topics: lean, machine shop

    Lean Machining for OEMs

    Posted by Davin Erickson

    Jan 23, 2015 5:25:00 PM

     Reduced lead times. Improved overall product quality. Lowered costs. As an Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM), these are your desired results when outsourcing high volume CNC machining. They can all be achieved – without sacrificing quality – when your CNC Machine Shop partner runs on lean manufacturing principles.

    The core objective of lean is maximizing client value while minimizing waste. Examples of waste include: defects, unnecessary inventory, and time spent waiting. Simply put, lean means getting the right things to the right place, at the right time, in the right quantities, while being flexible and open to change. At Fusion OEM, we apply these lean principles to our CNC machine shop and realize immediate benefits to the company, employees and clients.

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    Topics: oem, contract manufacturing, lean manufacturing, cnc machining

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