You have made a significant investment in your manufacturing equipment. What steps can you take to maximize the productivity and life of this equipment? Follow these 6 key steps to get the most from your equipment.
Vendor Scorecard: Rating your Contract Machining Partner for Reliability, Quality, and Timeliness
Get higher quality products, receive more on time deliveries and obtain highly attentive service from all of your suppliers without paying more for your purchases. Does this sound like the first line from a TV infomercial? Well it isn’t. Developing a Vendor Scorecard Rating system will get you these results, fast.
I’ve learned a lot in a short time about being a leader. The list of positives and successes far outweigh the challenges and failures, yet much like everything in life there are ebbs and flows, good times and bad, peaks and valleys. Being a leader offers up rewarding experiences like:
Owning a Bardons & Oliver Machine is a great investment for your company. Maintaining your system will result in many years of productive service for your company. Included with the instruction manual for your machine is a suggested spare parts list. These are necessary parts that will play an important role in keeping your machine running longer and getting it running sooner whenever it has to be taken out of service for preventive maintenance and repair.
I think it’s important to get two things straight before we hop into the topic of leadership, and leading. First, I do not claim to be a great leader, I don’t even claim to be a really good leader. I’m a better leader than I was when I took a leadership role 20 months ago, and I try to get better every single day. Second, my fiancé is smarter than me… by a lot.
We’ve all done it. You check a bore, an OD, or any feature, make your adjustment, push start and experience that sinking sensation in your gut as you go to check the result. It’s bad. It’s out of tolerance. If you’re lucky, you just have to adjust and cut it again. If you’re really unlucky, you crash the machine and the rest of your day is spent trying to recover.