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4 Practices That Make Your Structural Metal Fabricator A Lean, Mean Machine

Imagine how smoothly your production line would operate if your metal manufacturing could achieve exponentially high-quality standards for near-defect-free components in the quantity you requested, when you need them.

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How Lean Fabrication Manufacturing Impacts Your OEM Supply Chain

Lean manufacturing is remarkably effective at creating continuous part flow and reducing waste when your custom steel fabricator has all of the fitting pieces in place. However, every process has to work together to create greater overall efficiency.

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Inspiring The Next Generation Of Manufacturers During Manufacturing Day

This month, Miller Welding & Machine Co. joined more than 2,000 manufacturers across the United States in opening its doors for a day of plant tours and demonstrations to celebrate modern manufacturing with the community. Students from elementary schools through university level attended the event, along with local businesspeople, politicians and residents.

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3 Signs Your OEM Fabricator Can Scale For Your Demand

Demand is often fickle. Forecasted and actual demand can drastically swing one way or another, and your supply chain must plan and react accordingly. If your OEM fabricator consistently fails to meet delivery times, it can put you behind schedule and ultimately affect your customers.

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5 Key Ingredients Of A Strategic OEM Parts Manufacturer

The right OEM parts manufacturer should add more value than simply delivering items from a purchase order. Your supplier should be easy to work with, open to taking on new challenges and adept at problem solving. You need a fabrication supplier that is committed to keeping your production lines running.

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7 Critical Elements An OEM Fabricator Must Have In Place To Promote Safety

OEMs usually have very high standards for safety, and they expect the same from their metal manufacturing suppliers. Not only does a safe work culture benefit employees, but it also improves the quality of metal parts your supplier produces.

The right OEM fabricator makes sure safety is its highest priority by putting the following seven program elements into place:

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5 Questions Metal Manufacturers Must Ask To Solve Your OEM’s Challenges

Many OEMs face a complex mix of fluctuating challenges. It can be difficult to boil down the symptoms of these problems into a clear picture of your actual overarching problems.

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3 Ways An OEM Supplier Practices Inventory Control To Improve Reliability

Let’s say the unexpected happens: When you start production on a piece of equipment, you realize you don’t have the necessary parts.

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7 Ways A Metal Manufacturer Should Offer Versatility For OEMs

In running a business, you can’t always plan for the unexpected. That’s why it’s important for the partners you work closest with to be flexible to your changing demands.

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How Suppliers Use Lean Manufacturing To Eliminate Waste And Create Flow

Working with a metal manufacturer that eliminates waste related to material use, time and movement helps your OEM save on manufacturing costs.

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