American Machinist

Lean-manufacturing efforts cut changeover time. (Business Trends).

DE-STA-CO, MADISON HEIGHTS, MICH., HAS CUT changeover times and improved on-time product delivery through formal lean manufacturing initiatives. Employing its own toggle clamps, the company reduced changeover times from 2 hr to under one hour. And with other lean manufacturing efforts, the company further reduced changeover times to under 20 min. …

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