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Lean Manufacturing in Metal Processing
If you’re in metal processing and are looking to transform your business, then implementing lean methodologies and principles is a perfect solution. Lean technology makes it possible to meet production capacities, reduce lead times, minimise waste, produce more standardised goods, boost employee morale, reduce shortages, lower finished goods inventory, maximise value, and boost your bottom line in the long run.
But, it’s impossible to enjoy these benefits without a reliable lean technology consultant. That’s why we at TMX Lean Solutions dedicate our time and expertise to transforming your metal processing business, as seen in our case studies.
Selected Case Studies
Any business can benefit from applying lean principles. Our lean technology solutions have proven beneficial in almost every industry, including metal processing and fabrication. Below are some selected case studies.
Locate in New South Wales, Australia, CIVIQ specialises in designing, assembling, installing, and maintaining high-quality public space products. After the ownership transition from father to sons, the company was facing challenges meeting production, thus delivery needs, parts management, and ordering requirements —all these challenges brought about customer service issues for sales and marketing.
Upon consulting TXM, CIVIQ achieved the following over 12 months:
- Increased on time, in full delivery from less than 50% to approximately 97%.
- Cleared backlog of overdue orders.
- Doubled monthly sales.
- A more effective management structure through role realignment and specialisation.
- Higher monthly production –triple output.
Our client in France is a wire, sheet metal, and tube manufacturer and profile shaping services provider for automobiles, street furniture, public works, and railway. Despised being well-versed with lean techniques, Cintrafil found it challenging to smoothly implement their new plant layout design and new standard work procedures.
TXM consultants implemented several Lean Methodologies and Principles and:
- Implemented two work cells to enhance the physical flow of materials through the facility.
- Enhanced the capacity to accommodate future growth.
- Reduced space requirements by 30%.
- Correctly sized every facility area, including receiving area, dispatch, storage, and maintenance.
- Successfully implemented standard work procedures for all these areas.
- A Global Pneumatic Manufacturer
Our client, who is located in Jinan, China and a worldwide leader in automation technology was experiencing high lead times and costs in Europe. They were losing orders from Europe. Upon working with TXM, the client achieved a:
- 23% Increase in Overall Equipment Efficiency (OEE).
- 45% increase in output.
- 35% increase in On Time Delivery (OTD).
- 80% decrease in Work In Process (WIP).
- 55% reduction in throughput time.
As seen from the case studies above, Lean Methodologies and Techniques can vastly improve various aspects of your metal processing business. Whether in the United Kingdom, Australia, France, or Canada, our dedicated and highly experienced Lean Consultants are ready to help and work with you.
Please don’t hesitate to contact us today to work with us and transform your business.