A manufacturing shop floor is like a jigsaw puzzle. All the different pieces have to come together at the right place at the right time to get the job done. The more complex the job, the more pieces you have to contend with. Each element of the Great 8 represents a key piece in the manufacturing puzzle. If even one is missing, you end up with a big hole in the puzzle. Here’s how they work.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
- Move parts through the shop quickly and efficiently
- Schedule and deliver on time
- Know your costs
- Maintain accurate inventory
- Control your labor costs
- Get quality right
- Serve your customers the way you want
- Grow sales
Mike Melzer serves as VP of Operations for Global Shop Solutions and is a 20-year veteran of the company. As a graduate from The Colorado School of Mines, Melzer is an unparalleled leader, coaching the industry’s top talent to ensure the continued success of Global Shop Solutions customers.