From complex shapes to one-off production runs, computer numerical control (CNC) static cutting table systems provide manufacturers a versatile and cost-effective cutting solution with superior advantages over manual cutting processes.
The attractiveness of offshore manufacturing is beginning to wear off as more OEMs and businesses see the benefits of keeping production, assembly, and fulfillment geographically closer to their customer base. Overseas manufacturing has a few advantages but a longer list of disadvantages. From communication barriers to unreliable supply chains, offshore manufacturing often yields less than ideal outcomes including production slowdowns and decreased profitability.
As the number of vacant entry-level manufacturing positions continues to grow, manufacturing and industrial leaders are finding it increasingly difficult to maintain a poker face. By 2030, the manufacturing skill gap is projected to result in a need for 2.1 million skilled manufacturing workers and with 2.6 million baby boomers expected to retire from their manufacturing jobs in the following decade, manufacturing leaders are starting to utter the alarming phrase, “talent shortage.”
Many original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and businesses encounter problems during the fulfillment stage that hinders growth and hampers profits.
While lean manufacturing has typically been utilized by larger enterprises, small to medium-sized businesses (SMBs) and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) are increasingly leveraging strategic partnerships with trusted contract assemblers to implement lean practices into their assembly processes. The lean manufacturing process has successfully differentiated itself from its conventional and outdated mass-production counterpart by clearly illustrating the extensive benefits it can offer businesses and OEMs.
According to a recent Thomas Insights Report, 83% of US manufacturers are bringing production back home from abroad. Issues with availability of components, parts and products have stifled growth as the US economy is poised for a surge in production.
Supply chain management and logistics are commonly viewed as the backbone of every business. It can be the differentiating factor that leads to the success of a business or, unfortunately, the catalyst that leads to their downfall. In today’s increasingly interconnected global economy, businesses simply can’t thrive and outperform competitors without a strong supply chain management model in place.
Custom die cutting services facilitate the delegation of technical and costly precision cutting to custom cutting professionals, allowing manufacturers and businesses to focus on scaling their operations. A tailored die cutting service from an experienced contract manufacturer will quickly and precisely shape materials and specialty fabrics with exceptional accuracy, typically within a 0.01-inch cutting tolerance, without ever sacrificing quality or performance.
What was once a singular internal strategy for Toyota to better compete with western automakers, lean manufacturing has successfully made its way into the mainstream manufacturing ethos as a revolutionary and transformative production process for reducing waste, improving flow, and increasing production.
Customer feedback is the most valuable gift available for organizations truly interested in continuous improvement, growth and customer satisfaction.