Summary: Improvements have led to less production waste, reduced machine downtime, and less supply waste
MENTOR, OH. March, 2015
Roll-Kraft has recently implemented Lean processes to eliminate common delays that hold up production. Many manufacturing procedures have been scrutinized, re-organized, and some operations have been relocated within the building, for better flow of the product through the factory. Using Six Sigma techniques, each step of the process has been reviewed and non-essential operations removed. These changes have resulted in a more streamlined path and shortened lead times, allowing Roll-Kraft to strengthen the commitment to ensuring on-time deliveries to meet customer requirements, as well as maintaining the exceptional goal of first-time performance.
Roll-Kraft has consistently been a leading manufacturer of roll tooling for the tube and pipe industry. Lean processes, led by Lean Manager Kevin Hartman, who joined team in 2013, have been important to the company’s goal, as improvements continue to be implemented at Roll-Kraft.
Lean process improvements implemented within the past year include:
- Reduction of waste in the tube and pipe and roll forming tooling production process
- Reduction of machine downtime
- Reduction of supply waste
Roll-Kraft has its headquarters in Mentor, Ohio, and maintains other facilities in Frankfort, Illinois (Roll-Kraft Northern), and Ontario, Canada (Roll-Kraft Ltd.). Calls to the company‘s main line, (888) 953-9400 or (440) 205-3100, are greeted by a live operator who can assist callers in quickly reaching a technician, engineer, or sales staff, who can provide immediate assistance. The fax number is (440) 205-3110. Learn more about Roll-Kraft by visiting the website at roll-kraft.com. For easy and immediate contact with Roll-Kraft that transcends time zones and working hours, the website features Dr. Resolve. Simply complete and submit an on-line form and Roll-Kraft will respond.