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Category Archives: Process Improvement

Two Phase Plant Layout Project Leads to Major Impacts for M-B Companies

COMPANY PROFILE: Switzerland-based Aebi Schmidt Group, a manufacturer of municipal and agriculture machinery, acquired M-B Companies in 2017. M-B Companies is a manufacturer of airport runway maintenance equipment, pavement striping equipment, various size truck, tractor and loader attachment equipment, and […]

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Cellular Flow Study and Plant Layout Significantly Impacts Production at Tank Technology

Company Profile: Tank Technology Inc.’s history dates back nearly 60 years and features employee-owners who have a mission to provide exceptional water heating products and service. Tank Technology manufactures high-quality tanks, porcelain-enameled components, pressure vessels and heat exchangers. The company […]

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Simulation is a Window Into the Future of Your Manufacturing Operation

The National Academy of Engineering and the National Research Council have identified enterprise modeling and simulation as a technological breakthrough that will have a profound impact on manufacturing performance. Perhaps you are among the many small and medium-sized manufacturers (SMMs) […]

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How to Translate Lean Principles Into Your Office Functions

“> By: Keith Groves The lean manufacturing movement came out of a desire to reduce waste and inefficiencies and improve productivity in the operation. Many manufacturers have also benefited from the resulting continuous improvement mindset as engaged employees became empowered to […]

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Heiden Inc. uses a Profit Risk Assessment (PRA™) to find an array of solutions.

COMPANY PROFILE: Heiden Inc. is a privately held custom manufacturer founded by F. “Chet” Heiden in 1958. The company is currently owned by Matt Jacobson, who joined Heiden in 1998 and bought the business from his father in 2007. Heiden has […]

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Wiscon Products Gains Control of Explosive Sales Growth

By Rich Rovito A shift in the type of products it manufactured followed by a period of explosive sales growth created a series of challenges for Wiscon Products Inc. The Racine contract manufacturer, which produces complex CNC components for the […]

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“A Smashing Success” Heiden Inc. uses WMEP’s PRA® to find a multitude of solutions.

Heiden Inc. has forged a long-standing relationship with WMEP Manufacturing Solutions through multiple projects and services that have had wide-ranging positive effects on the Manitowoc custom manufacturer’s overall operations and performance. Heiden’s partnership with WMEP has evolved over more than […]

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Marsh Electronics reduces lead times, increases volume and realizes additional dramatic results thanks to QRM

COMPANY PROFILE: Founded in 1937, Marsh Electronics Inc. is a distributor for many lines of electrical and electronic products. The company also provides value-added solutions using in-house wiring and assembly operations.  Marsh serves various markets, including food and beverage, energy, […]

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Cher-Make Sausage Co. successfully tackles quality standards in narrow production window

          COMPANY PROFILE: For three generations Cher-Make Sausage Co. in Manitowoc has kept true to a tradition of more than 90 years of authentic sausage making. This commitment has served both its customers and employees well, […]

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Wiscon uses Value Stream Mapping to identify waste and create better than expected improvements

COMPANY PROFILE: Wiscon Products is a contract manufacturer in Racine that manufactures complex CNC components from bar stock. Its expertise is highly complex, close tolerance and difficult to manufacture CNC-machined parts for the hydraulic, aerospace, automotive and construction industries. Wiscon […]

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