An excellent tool and die team is an essential component of a manufacturing system. The skill and efficiency of a tool and die team ensures that design, engineering, scheduling, delivery, and production goes as planned for any project. These projects can include custom machinery, air, and hydraulic presses, as well as jigs and fixtures. If your team uses items of low quality during their project, then it will have poor durability, meaning the entire project is likely to fail. As a result, your costs will add up in the manufacturing process, and this will hurt your company’s performance.
In addition to the tangible financial benefits possible through lean, much of the research and development efforts (labour, materials, and subcontracts) required in the Tool & Die sector could be eligible to be recovered through government funding, such as through the Scientific Research & Experimental Development (SR&ED) program in Canada.
There are applicable government grants to aid with the upfront costs of corporate training that is typically required during the implementation of Lean Six Sigma / Continuous Improvement methodologies. There are also other grants specifically designed to cover costs associated with process improvement implementation, exports, sales, and marketing. AMSaxum experts in government funding help with the application of these grants and with the preparation of SR&ED claims. For more information on continuous improvement and government funding call AMSaxum at 905-315-6847 or contact us here.
Some of the most frequent challenges that tool and die businesses can come across are:
According to recent studies, 70% of tool and dies struggle because the quality of heat treatment isn’t high enough. When the hardness of the products lack consistency and bending and distortions result after heat treatment, your operation will not run as intended. At AMSaxum Inc., we can help address even the most complicated of issues in an efficient manner by implementing Lean Six Sigma techniques into your business.
One way in which we enhance your tool and dies practices is by implementing the trusted Lean Six Sigma Lean Manufacturing or Lean Production methods. This system reduces waste in production without getting in the way of productivity.
Our philosophy, when it comes to lean manufacturing, is to consider factors like customer value, which is why we reduce waste and activities with no value. We stand by the Lean Six Sigma System because of its customer-focused improvement methods, as well as the ability to minimize defects in product design, prototypes, the production phase, and administration. Lean Six Sigma also finds ways to improve the quality of a product and reduces variations.
LSS is so effective that it can increase your organization’s profitability through quick improvement rates in product quality and cost, as well as speed. When you choose AMSaxum Inc. and the Lean Six Sigma method, you will notice significant improvements in each area of the tool and die process.
At AMSaxum Inc., we know how challenging the tool and die industry can be in terms of manufacturing. We know that our realm of expertise can be directly beneficial to your business, and we are passionate about helping you succeed in such a complex field. Our team of experts have been quite successful at implementing leadership strategies for various organizations and are confident we can help your business meet its financial goals. If you are looking for ways to generate more profits, create more business efficiency, and lower costs, you’ll want to speak with one of our friendly team members today. Give us a call today at 1-905-315-6847 or fill out the Contact form on our website.
We look forward to speaking with you about your industry needs.