Part of the award-winning Manufacturing Insights video series, you'll see how Roll Forming Corporation realigned equipment into cells based on three primary customer types in three months. Next you’ll visit Joy Technologies to see how a machining cell manufactured by Milacron is monitored by a cell controller to reduce lead time from four weeks to one week and dramatically cut inventory on hand. At Lockheed Aeronautical Systems Company, you’ll see how a flexible machining system is used to produce quality airframe components in lot sizes of one.
By Philip D Rufe, CMfgE
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