Lean Manufacturing Back

In an effort to reduce waste as well as improve efficiency, we have implemented a proprietary Paperless Documentation System. This will provide real-time information via information terminals placed in each work station throughout the plant.  Fully implemented, each employee can both view and report consolidated key business metrics company-wide through this online system, to include

  • Business Profitability & Revenue Goals, Projections and Real-time Performance
  • Work Order/Router Information and Component/Process Specifications
  • Floor Labor Reporting and Operator Efficiency
  • Quality Reporting and Performance Metrics
  • Internal Engineering Change Activity
  • Continuous improvement Activity
  • Internal Activities scheduled
  • MSDS & Safety reporting
  • AFI news of Interest
  • New Job postings

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In summary, our new PDS initiative accomplishes the following business objectives;

  • The removal of the majority of paper documents and flow of paper on the manufacturing shop floor
  • Provide and collect immediate up-to date critical business information in real-time
  • Provide access to, and the collection of, valuable business information to all employees.

Pressing Forward on Our Lean Journey (September 2016)

The road to lean manufacturing excellence is a never-ending journey, but with plenty of rewards along the way! At ACCU-FAB, we encourage intimate involvement with our customers at the inception of each project. Collaboration that begins with design and continues throughout the manufacturing development process yields fantastic results including faster time to market and the opportunity to …Continue reading »

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Going Green with Paperless Documentation System (July 2016)

2Q 2016 marked an ACCU-FAB technology milestone when over 25 kiosks were rolled-out to the production floor beginning the initial  implementation launch of our new Paperless Manufacturing Program.  While deploying our mean green wireless workstations throughout the plant, we thought it would be fitting to coin a new acronym; “…which is exactly what our industry …Continue reading »

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Accu-Fab Continues the Lean Journey (March 2014)

The road to lean manufacturing is a never-ending journey, but with plenty of rewards along the way! At ACCU-FAB, we encourage intimate involvement with our customers at the inception of every project. Collaboration that begins with design and continues throughout the manufacturing development process yields fantastic results including faster time to market and the opportunity …Continue reading »

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Lean, Six Sigma, and ISO in the Supply Chain Offer Trio of Benefits (January 2011)

Today’s marketplace is increasingly dynamic and volatile. As customers become more sophisticated, they demand the right product, at the right time, at the right price, and at the right place. Where quality was the competitive weapon of the 1980s, customer responsiveness or time-to-market is the differentiator today. Two lean manufacturing concepts, when applied in tandem, …Continue reading »

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Investments in Lean Practices Take Traction (January 2011)

Beginning in January of 2007, Accu-Fab Inc. began a journey to implement new and more advanced lean manufacturing technologies within our operations. As we initiated and completed significant facility and equipment expansion projects in 2007-2008, the lean work began with the introduction of a formal “2007 EXCELLENCE Initiative” (May 2007 AFI Newsletter) followed by over …Continue reading »

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