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Published: 5/1/2017

Shops Cite Their One Big Technology Addition
Here are three technologies that participants in our Top Shops benchmarking survey say have been particularly impactful on their machining businesses.

Published: 5/1/2016

Lean Manufacturing Is No Less Important
There are a variety of new production technologies coming onto the scene, but lean manufacturing should remain a shop’s underpinning.

Published: 2/2/2011

What is Your Cost Model Costing You?
Some savings are hard to measure precisely, particularly on a per-part basis. That doesn’t mean those savings don’t exist.

Published: 7/24/2009

Evaluating Equipment In New Ways
Your first steps on the lean manufacturing journey are typically taken with existing equipment in tow. As you continue down the path, though, make sure that your new equipment purchases support the lean initiatives you hope to sustain.

Published: 10/27/2008

The Connection Between Labor and Lean
Lean manufacturing is about identifying and optimizing variables that affect cost and time. This same systemization can make the process easier to staff.

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