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Shop Profile: International Precision Machining, Inc.

Shop Profile: International Precision Machining, Inc.

January 12, 2012 No Comments

Optimizing its Supply Chain through Kendeco Tool Crib Above: Kendeco Vending Machine In today’s economy, a natural disaster can become a shop floor disaster in a matter of days when it leads to a shortage of raw materials. The recent floods in Thailand, for example, have tied up key materials such as carbide for companies […]

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Shop Profile: Andrew Tool, Sil-Pro, and Standard Machine & Mold

Shop Profile: Andrew Tool, Sil-Pro, and Standard Machine & Mold

January 12, 2012 No Comments

Turning to Hexis for Better Input and Greater Throughput Above: Jim Breth and Andrew Skoog processing a titanium part. Andrew Tool & Machining Company is made up of 30 employees who pride themselves on machining tight-tolerance parts, some requiring a flatness tolerance as small as 0.00005 inch. But when the company faces a particularly tough […]

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Cover Story: Industrialized World in Zero Gear

Cover Story: Industrialized World in Zero Gear

January 12, 2012 No Comments

by Chris Kuehl, Sen. Amy Klobuchar, Sen. Al Franken and Mark Phillips PM: Most of us are grateful simply to have survived 2011. And we hope for an improved economy in 2012. Are we in recovery? Economists assure us that we are, even though the most stalwart optimist acknowledges its sluggishness and the puzzling obstinacy […]

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Feature Story: The New Normal Sustainable Manufacturing

Feature Story: The New Normal Sustainable Manufacturing

November 2, 2011 No Comments

by: B Kyle This is the final article in a series on the New Normal business landscape. This series conclusion focuses on how the new normal is creating a different competitive context around environmental responsibility—a radical change from conditions of just a few years ago. Suppliers expect measurable sustainable practices. Customers are requesting information on […]

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