When it comes to manufacturing high-quality products, nothing makes it more difficult than to have a part that wasn’t designed with the process in mind. As a job shop, every part we make requires exact and unique specifications and requirements which differ from the other thousand parts we make. Which is why our Design for Manufacture (DFM)process is so important to building the part right the first time, every time.
Our engineering team is the start of our entire process and includes some of the most experienced and brightest minds in the fabrication industry. We put a major emphasis on our engineering process to focus on best practice during fabrication from start to finish. This means we look at every part that comes in the door for the best and most cost-effective method to fabricate. Whether it’s an individual part or a 50 piece assembly, we look at every specification and requirement and take a team approach to find the best possible manufacturing process.
While our DFM effort is driven by our engineering department, we take a hands-on team approach to reviewing complicated parts and assembly projects with the people that matter most in the process, our production team. During this effort, every aspect of production is reviewed from each operation to product flow management, Kanban quantities and pull systems.
Cross-functional teams working together to determine the best methods to produce customer products is a win-win for everyone. It develops a feedback loop from the shop floor that supports innovation within the process and speeds up development and manufacturing times. Customers benefit through improved delivery, the highest quality product and a value-driven process that customers have come to expect from Century-Tywood and what they need to stay competitive in the future.