There’s more than one way to make holes, but some approaches are better than others. Working with customers from across every industry, our team gets to see what works and what doesn’t. These are a few of the interesting questions—and unexpected answers.
Just in time (JIT) manufacturing, by nature, increases setups and shrinks batch sizes. This puts shops in a bind, because more setups and smaller batches are typically less profitable; but saying "no" to work can be even more painful. The burden to search out creative ways to reduce cycle and setup time in order to realize a profit falls to the shops that commonly perform JIT work and on the shops that can’t afford to turn it down when the opportunity arises.