Implications of Multitasking for Large Companies and OEMs

Large companies choosing multitasking over more conventional machine tools generally value these benefits:

  • Fixture and tooling cost reduction
  • Shorter payment cycles (smaller, more frequent shipments)
  • Increased customer intimacy (possibility for part, programming and tooling design co-development)
  • More profitable pricing structure
  • Production with fewer people, less floor space, fewer machines
  • Optimized part design
  • Retention of proprietary part design elements (i.e., design parts others can’t make)
  • Improved supply chain management
  • Increased throughput
  • Safety in machining large parts
  • Inventory reduction

 

Goal

Differentiate yourself to become less vulnerable to the dictates of the
marketplace, competition and global pressures to reduce cost.