Large Companies and OEMs

Implications of Multitasking for Large Companies and OEMs Large companies choosing multitasking over more conventional machine tools generally value these benefits: Fixture and tooling cost reduction Shorter payment cycles (smaller, more frequent shipments) Increased customer intimacy (possibility for part, programming and tooling design co-development) More profitable pricing structure Production with fewer people, less floor space, fewer machines Optimized part design Retention of proprietary part design elements (i.e., design parts others can’t make) Improved supply chain management Increased throughput Safety in machining large parts Inventory reduction   Differentiate yourself to become less vulnerable to the dictates of the marketplace, competition and global pressures to reduce cost.

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