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How Does Lean Manufacturing Benefit the Customer?

As the in fluence of offshore manufacturing and national competition increases, manufacturers are having to reduce pricing, stock levels and improve service as well as shortening lead-times in an effort to meet the ever increasing customer expectations. Many Austral ian companies operate using Lean Manufacturing techniques. Lean is successful bec ause it focuses on the …

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The Benefits of Partnering with a customer focused Manufacturer

As a customer, it is not difficult to spot an inconsistency between a company’s customer service promises and the culture they actually encounter.  Companies don’t set out to treat customers badly, but a default combination of poor training, and lack of positive culture may result in clients receiving a poor service. On the other hand, manufacturing …

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The Benefits of a Healthy Supply Chain

Supply chains are a vital part of every business. Healthy, well run supply chain processes not only benefit your customer and their clients. They also advantage your suppliers and everybody who works in your organization. Through the use of accurate purchasing forecasts, meticulous planning and intelligent sourcing, your manufacturing team always have the raw materials …

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Is Your Contract Metal Manufacturer Right For You?

As your OEM (original equipment manufacturing) company develops and expands, it is healthy to start considering your supply chain process and the effectiveness of your contract metal manufacturer. Do you need a higher quality component than what you are currently receiving? Do you have a healthy, trusting relationship with your current supplier? Are they able …

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Reduce Defects in the Metal Manufacturing Process

Every manufacturing company needs to be aware of the risk of defects in their metal products. There are several ways to reduce defects. These can be divided into early stage strategies as well as late stage strategies. Early stage focuses on removing defects prior to the commencement of the manufacturing process. Late stage strategies usually …

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Understanding the Metal Manufacturing Processes

Regardless of many companies ignoring the risks involved with offshoring and manufacturing metal components overseas, metal manufacturing has remained strong in Australia. A healthy contract metal manufacturing industry is both possible and essential in this country. Keeping a sharp focus into the future ensures the continual improvement of manufacturing processes and production speeds. Understanding these …

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The 10 Most important points to consider in component manufacturing

There are many challenges to face & factors to consider in component manufacturing. To help you assess those, we have come up with 10 points for you to consider. ­1. QuantityFirst of all, this is arguably the most important feature of the decision making process aside from the physical dimensions & tolerances. The volume can determine …

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Swift Metal Lean Manufacturing & the 5S

Lean Manufacturing at Swift Metal Lean Manufacturing is a system developed to educate people about process efficiency. A culture is instilled in the Swift Metal team, driving towards an overall growth strategy in flexibility, quality assurance, transparency, standardisation, empowering teams and encouraging continuous improvement. As a result, this improves our efficiency by reducing wasted effort …

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