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The Robust and Reliable Job Shop
Going Lean Requires More than the Traditional Tools
Matthew Jaster, Associate Editor
There's both rhyme and reason to incorporating lean strategies on an assembly line. On any assembly line you'll find a particular workflow where everything has its place and the day-to-day job requirements remain consistent.
Lean manufacturing, does not however, lend itself so easily to the job shop where every day is different and every order is unique.
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News of Note
Things are happening in the gear industry. Here's a look at some of the latest.
Dixon Joins Kapp Technologies
Kapp Technologies of Boulder, Colorado recently welcomed Eric Dixon to its applications engineering department. Dixon graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2007 with Bachelors of Science in Mechanical Engineering....Read more.
Mazak Expands National Technology Center
Following the recent expansion of the National Parts Center at its Florence, Kentucky, manufacturing campus, Mazak Corporation announced another significant expansion, this time of its National Technology Center and Center for Multi-Tasking and Manufacturing Excellence...Read more.
Romax Technology Continues to Expand
Romax Technology has recently signed an agreement to move into new premises at the University of Nottingham's Innovation Park (UNIP). Romax has rapidly expanded its simulation technology and drivetrain design business and has been growing at a rate of around 20 percent per annum on average, creating many new jobs both in the U.K. and overseas... Read more.
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