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Build-to-Stock or Build-to-Order?

March 1, 2017
Manufacturing companies are responsible for creating products to deliver to their customers. Of course, a production system needs to be in place to understand how much product needs to be made.
Aaron Continelli
By Aaron Continelli President, Cre8tive Technology and Design
Andrew Henderson

Reaching, Attracting and Engaging Rising Talent

February 11, 2019
The growing skills gap is causing trepidation among manufacturers and the lack of millennials building careers within the industry is part of the concern.
Andy Henderson
By Andy Henderson Vice President of Engineering, Praemo Inc.

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Andrew Henderson

Reaching, Attracting and Engaging Rising Talent

February 11, 2019
The growing skills gap is causing trepidation among manufacturers and the lack of millennials building careers within the industry is part of the concern.
Andy Henderson
By Andy Henderson Vice President of Engineering, Praemo Inc.
According to Erik Anderson, president and CEO of Basin Precision Machining LLC, single-piece flow and the Done in One Mazak machine capability means raw material enters the process and exits as finished components, which means zero WIP, far fewer quality problems and faster job turnaround times.

Shop Roots Out Long Set Up Times with Advanced Automation

December 7, 2018
Erik Anderson, president and CEO of Basin Precision Machining LLC, has determined that setups are the root of all evil when it comes to manufacturing productivity. They cause part variations, downtime, and high-percentage scrap rates.
Candace Roulo
By Candace Roulo Managing Editor, SME Media
Ten Safety Tips for Oil and Gas Industry Workers

Ten Safety Tips for Oil and Gas Industry Workers

November 21, 2018
Workers in the oil and gas industry continue to be one of the groups at the highest risk of injuries and fatalities on the job compared to all other U.S. industries. The most recent data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (2015) revealed that out of 120 workplace deaths in the mining, oil, and gas extraction industry, 74 of them occurred within the support activities for oil and gas operations.
Kelsey Rzepecki
By Kelsey Rzepecki Writer, Author, Graphic Products
Peter Anthony

Lean Manufacturing and Industry 4.0

October 18, 2017
At UGN, one of our core operating principles is sustainability. That means minimizing waste to improve efficiency, add value, and refine the manufacturing process for our automotive products when and where we can.
Peter Anthony
By Peter Anthony CEO, UGN Inc.
Fast, Flexible Fixturing

Fast, Flexible Fixturing

May 2, 2017
Secure, accurate workholding sets the stage for consistent machining productivity. Depending on the parts and processes involved, workholding can be as simple and temporary as a plain vise or clamp or as complex and permanent as a machined and fabricated fixture that is custom-designed to hold a unique part.
By Bill Kennedy Contributing Editor, SME Media
Aaron Continelli

Build-to-Stock or Build-to-Order?

March 1, 2017
Manufacturing companies are responsible for creating products to deliver to their customers. Of course, a production system needs to be in place to understand how much product needs to be made.
Aaron Continelli
By Aaron Continelli President, Cre8tive Technology and Design
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  • Peter Anthony
    Lean Manufacturing

    Lean Manufacturing and Industry 4.0

    October 18, 2017
    At UGN, one of our core operating principles is sustainability. That means minimizing waste to improve efficiency, add value, and refine the manufacturing process for our automotive products when and where we can.
    By Peter Anthony - CEO, UGN Inc.

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