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Shop Solutions: Multipallet HMC Builds KanBan Performance

Edited by Senior Editor Jim Lorincz

7/1/2014

Kenlee Precision Corp. (Baltimore, MD) knows very well the demands that blanket order contracts for multiple parts and different customers can place on a manufacturing operation. “Every week we release a myriad of parts for customers that require reduced lead times, exacting quantities and specifications, on-time delivery and of course, 100% quality,” said Kenneth Lewis Sr., owner of Kenlee Precision. Full Article

Lean Enterprise Institute Appoints James Morgan, PhD, as Senior Advisor for Product Development



LEI Press Release

6/30/2014

In the new post, Morgan, a former global engineering executive at Ford Motor Company, will spearhead several LEI initiatives to accelerate the adoption of lean product and process development. Full Article

Top Five Metal Spring and Stamping Trends for 2014



Steve Dicke, Vice President of Marketing, Connecticut Spring & Stamping

5/29/2014

While I don’t profess to have seen 2014 trends by gazing into a crystal ball, I do feel confident about naming a few developments that will affect the spring and stamping industry this year – and on into the foreseeable future. Full Article

Reconfigurability Still Figures Big in Manufacturing



Senior Editor Ellen Kehoe

5/2/2014

Reconfigurable manufacturing’s guru for more than 20 years, Professor Yoram Koren, presented the latest progress and challenges related to capacity planning and scalability in his keynote presentation April 29 at the CIRP Conference on Manufacturing Systems (CMS 2014) held April 28-30 at the University of Windsor (ON). Full Article

Polishing Up on Matters of Process



Editor in Chief Sarah A. Webster

10/1/2013

For more than 35 years, MPC Industrial Products (Irvine, CA) has been precisely grinding and polishing metals for airplaces, medical devices and other high-quality products. An ISO 9001/AS9100 certified organization, MPC specializes in finishing the large aluminum skins (up to 8 × 40' [2.4 × 12.2 m]) that wrap the fuselage of the Boeing 737 and other aircraft. Full Article

How A Vendor Managed Inventory System (VMI) Benefits Business



Matthew D. Malkie, Director, Marketing, Military & Commercial Fasteners Corp.

10/11/2013

When a manufacturer has excess inventory not adding value to the process, the inventory is hurting the company’s balance sheet, and is by definition wasteful. Having excess physical inventory on hand increases the need for expensive warehousing space, not to mention the risk of obsolescence. All of these carrying costs put the enterprise at a financial risk. Full Article

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