Title: Flexible Small Lot Production for JIT
Length (hr:min): 00:30
This program shows how Roll Forming Corporation realigned equipment into cells based on three primary customer types in three months.
At Joy Technologies, a machining cell manufactured by Cincinnati Milacron is monitored by a Cell Controller which prioritizes jobs to be completed by due date, which reduced lead time from four weeks to one and dramatically cut inventory on hand.
Then, at Lockheed Aeronautical Systems Company, a flexible machining system is used to produce quality airframe components in lot sizes of one.