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Self-Directed Work Teams Offer Better Efficiency

While working as a team, everyone brings their own “specialty” or unique skill set to the table to create one strong, intelligent force. With self-directed work teams, each team of workers is given full responsibility for their work orders—scheduling them and making sure they have the necessary materials to complete the job.

The 'Skinny' on the New Year

One New Year's resolution you should seriously consider for your shop is to work on going as lean as possible, and our articles on productionmachining.com can help you reach your goal.

Tips to Lean on for Becoming Lean

Lean manufacturing is the goal every shop strives to achieve. But unlike earning a diploma or completing a marathon, it is not a one-time success story.

How VIBCO Achieved Lean

VIBCO Vibrators, founded in 1962, manufactures and markets a comprehensive range of industrial and construction vibrators.

5 Buyer Decisions That Increase Costs

These five factors can unnecessarily add costs or delays to a precision machined part: small order quantities, material selection, special diameter holes, close tolerances, unnecessarily fine surface finish.

Turn-Mills

Running Remotely

Everybody talks about unattended machining operations and many have implemented it in varying degrees. Since day one, this Dayton, Ohio shop has never operated any other way.