Myopic Metal-Stamping

Are you suffering from myopic metal-stamping? Are you so focused on getting parts out your door to your customers that you’ll do nearly anything to get parts produced? Are you flooding your parts with stamping fluid just to squeak by in your production? Denying necessary tool &...
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Purchasing Dilemma

Being a purchasing agent for a metal-stamping facility can be a great challenge. After all, you’re being told to cut operational costs from management,  while the operations and production departments are begging for funds to keep presses and other equipment moving finished products out the door. You...
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The “PPAP” Excuse

It’s natural to be “risk averse” in manufacturing – especially in highly competitive industries and in our global economy. “PPAP” (Production Part Approval Process) and  "approved chemical" lists exist in part  to minimize potential risks. Yet on  many occasions these can pose just as many risks as they...
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