There are many underlying concepts that govern metal fabrication. In this article, we are going to describe the underlying principles of cellular manufacturing.
Success through Innovation
Through the years we have all heard of the latest “revolution” in manufacturing. Be it the Toyota Production System, SMED, Kaizen, Quality Circles, Poka-Yoke or Lean Manufacturing. What all of these systems have in common is the elimination of process waste and the implementation of process controls. These are the cornerstones of the Data Metalcraft manufacturing process.
In 1992 Data Metalcraft developed its first flexible manufacturing cell based on many of the concepts and principles outlined in the manufacturing systems listed above. Today Data Metalcraft has numerous Flexible Manufacturing Cells. These cells give Data Metalcraft the unique ability to competitively produce exceptionally high quality products at significantly reduced lead times in a high mix – low volume environment.
As an organization, DMI has evolved over the years by abandoning the “Old School” methods of Batch Manufacturing and committing all resources to the concepts of Cellular Manufacturing. The cornerstones of Cellular Manufacturing focus on Set-Up Reduction, Rapid Throughput, Elimination of Process Waste, Process Definition, Control and Repeatability.
Data Metalcraft, Inc.
At Data Metalcraft, we work with clients throughout the Midwest on all types of metal fabrication projects. Our team provides turnkey, customized fabrication at a reasonable price. We make the process as easy as possible for you – making sure you understand what’s happening at every step in the process and answering any questions you have along the way. Contact us today to learn more about our full range of services and see how we can help you with your next metal fabrication project. You can find us at our primary facility located in Arlington, MN.