The quality and engineering teams for a tier-one exterior automotive lighting systems supplier dramatically increased the reliability of their collected data and their credibility with their customer in using GainSeeker automated reports. Meanwhile, costs and efforts required to properly service the customer were reduced.
The quality and engineering teams for a tier-one exterior automotive lighting systems supplier dramatically increased the reliability of their collected data and their credibility with the customer by using GainSeeker automated reports. Meanwhile, costs and efforts required for properly servicing the customer were reduced.
A hi-tech audio equipment manufacturer reported a 171% ROI the first six months after using GainSeeker, 98% of which was derived from increased throughput and improved first pass yield. The other 2% came from reduced costs in data collection.
Why would a company invest in technology when most businesses were entrenching in 2008? All the indicators pointed one direction; Crown leadership chose another. Nonetheless, the first six months of using GainSeeker, they reported a 171% ROI, 98% of which was derived from increased throughput and improved first pass yield. The other 2% came from reduced costs in data collection. . . .
Larry Coburn, senior vice president of operations for hi-tech audio manufacturer Crown International, shared his insight into the state of manufacturing and what it takes to be successful in his presentation to the 2008 Aberdeen Manufacturing Excellence Summit.
Consolidated Biscuit Company (CBC), which produces and packages a combined 100 million cookies and snack products daily at one plant, found a safe method for reducing the amount of product they were giving away in their packaging processes. CBC realized substantial savings and a complete ROI on GainSeeker software, which helped to substantially reduce their overpack.
Whether the snacks are being made at home or in the 730,000-square-foot McComb, Ohio, facility of Consolidated Biscuit Company (CBC), the process is the same: Raw ingredients are mixed into a dough that is rolled out and cut into shapes, baked in ovens, cooled in lines, then carefully packed to retain its fresh-baked flavor….
Long-time GainSeeker user and sporting goods giant Titleist needed a formalized system for rating raw materials and supplier performance for its golf ball manufacturing division, Acushnet. The company now tracks supplier quality for the top 80 percent of their purchasing dollars, in addition to tracking production quality data with great results.
In this magazine article, Plastics Business magazine examines Hertzler customer Acushnet (Titleist) Company’s application of SPC using GainSeeker Suite. Ken Welchman, Director of Corporate Quality, says “When you are The #1 Ball In Golf, everyone is gunning for you . . . The quality of our products is judged every day by the best golfers in the world.”
Marty A. Slagel, Corporate Staff Quality, Hormel Foods, gave a compelling presentation to the Aberdeen Group’s “Manufacturing in the 21st Century” conference, December 2008, in Boston, Massachusetts. Hormel Foods has been a GainSeeker user for several years. You can access the video and view his presentation.