Modern Machine Shop

JUN 2018

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BETTER PRODUCTION MMS JUNE 2018 120 mmsonline.com SHOP MANAGEMENT Segment the Product Mix Most machine shops choose to make a diverse range of products that differ in their respective annual production volume, demand pattern and margin. Based on these three business attributes, divide the products into two segments: Runners/ Repeaters and Strangers. For parts in the Runners/ Repeaters segment, batch sizes will tend to be medium or large with many parts having long- term agreements. In contrast, for parts in the Strangers seg- ment, batch sizes will trend small. These orders tend to be one-offs, repairs, prototypes, or start- or end-of-lifecycle jobs. Different order fulfillment strategies, rules for customer relationship management (CRM), business practices and so on need to be used for either Lean Tools to Use Lean Tools to Avoid Strategic planning Pencil-and-paper problem solving Top-down leadership Value stream mapping Gemba walks Assembly line balancing Employee engagement One-piece flow cells Workplace design with 6S Product-specific kanbans Total Productive Maintenance ( TPM) First in, first out (FIFO) sequencing of orders Setup reduction (SMED) Pacemaker scheduling Error-proofing (poka-yoke) Inventory supermarkets Quality at source Work order release based on pitch Visual workplace Production based on level loading Product and process standardization Mixed-model production with takt time Standard work Pull-based production scheduling Continuous problem solving Manual scheduling with whiteboards Northfield... the Leader in Precision Reliability & Productivity. Our line of superior Collet Chucks available in 5C, 16C & 3J varieties offers: • Exclusive "Dead Stop" centers ensuring perfect 'Z' axis location • Parts are gripped for more rigidity banking on a solid stop • Available with a coolant/air passage for Air Detect part seat sensing, ejection, chip blow out and coolant from back of work piece 4400 Austin Blvd. Island Park, NY 11558 northfield.com • tel: 561.431.1112 Call us or visit our website today for more information on diaphragm, sliding jaw air chucks and special chucks for your unique application requirements. Precision Collet Chucks

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