Month: May 2020

5 Things You Need to Know About HMLV Production

For manufacturers around the world, high-mix/low-volume (HMLV) production isn’t a trendy new way of processing parts – it’s a requirement to meet rapid changes in consumer demand and keep pace with just in time (JIT) manufacturing. To maximize throughput in this new production ecosystem, which involves smaller batches of increasingly customized parts, there…
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How to reduce lead time in machine shops?

In my previous article, I explained how and to what extent, having shorter lead times was a competitive advantage for most machine shops. We will now see the type of tools used to achieve this reduction in lead time. They are ranked in an increasing order by their difficulty of implementation and the magnitude of…
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Why reducing lead time will help machine shops recover from the crisis

The current situation is changing the way we are thinking. After we make sure that our family, friends, colleagues and ourselves are safe and healthy, we wonder how our business will recover from this unprecedented crisis. If they can adapt, local machine shops can become an alternative to overseas suppliers. Supply chains have…
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