The video above depicts J&R Machine Inc. preparing a job offline, ready for production machinining.
J&R looked to the WMEP for assistance in making productivity improvements on the shop floor. The implementation of lean manufacturing principles enabled J&R to consolidate equipment, clearing room for newer technology. These changes allowed for a reduction in direct labor costs from 18 percent to 10 percent, according to Parker Tumanic, vice president of engineering. […]