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Are You Tempering the Urgency Environment?

Can patience commingle with the pressure to produce in a machine shop? Yes, it can. And the result can be more effective and efficient processes.

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Like many businesses, machine shops operate under an atmosphere of urgency. For example, Albright Technologies, a shop I profile in this article, has to move at a decent clip. A fast pace is necessary because its niche is rapidly creating prototype molds (like the one above) and small batches of tiny silicon parts for medical customers pressured to speed their new products to market. However, what I found when I visited the company is that the sense of urgency there is tempered with a healthy dollop of patience.
 

I found this to be refreshing