In the manufacturing business, there are a great number of variables that factor into the formula for success. I’m sure all would agree on the basics, including competitive capabilities, quality and pricing. Obviously, you must have a wellequipped facility, good people and efficient systems. However, I’d like to suggest that there is another variable that must not be overlooked.
As you might imagine, I talk to many gear industry people through the course of my day-to-day activities. And there is one question that I hear over and over again. "Joe, we need an experienced gear process engineer. Do you know anyone who's available?"
In manufacturing, we all know that
tracking statistics on your operation is
essential for understanding how you're
doing, as well as identifying areas for
improvement. But what does the efficiency
metric actually tell you?