These internal capabilities range from top-notch design and shopfloor talent to expertise with specialized materials and tools. They include defining and documenting decision models and methods.
They include effective, accurate bidding and pricing procedures, and clear, well-documented internal processes that boost accuracy, efficiency and outcomes.
They also include the willingness to invest in and master new management and machining approaches and technologies.
The Lean for the Machine executive summary deals with a part cost reduction training program, as one important slice of the optimization picture. It might prompt some useful ideas to explore for your own machine shop.
Lean for the Machine integrates design, material, machine, tool and analytical software to improve manufacturing processes, time estimates and purchasing decisions.
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Lean Machine Executive Summary -
Success Story | Lean for the Machine
Creating a Manufacturing Career Pipeline
Before & After | Lean Manufacturing