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Cornerstone Consulting Helps Plastics Manufacturer Reduce Costs Through Improved Velocity and Stability

Oct 8, 2019 3:03:50 PM / by George McAfee posted in Manufacturing

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Background

With antiquated equipment, staffing issues, and increasing demand, our client’s on-time delivery performance was suffering. Changeover times were increasing; unplanned maintenance was crippling overall equipment effectiveness (OEE); and material conversion rates had become highly inefficient. Entropy had consumed the operation. The result was suspended or significantly disrupted vehicle assembly, excessive premium freight charges, high employee turnover (especially in key positions), and a loss of customer confidence.

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How Resilient Is Your Business?

Jun 1, 2019 4:19:00 PM / by George McAfee posted in Manufacturing

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Business Cycles Happen.

The automotive and heavy-duty truck industries are certainly not exceptions to this rule. Don’t get caught off guard by adverse economic circumstances. Pay attention to these key factors to determine how well your business can tolerate an economic or market downturn:

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CCO Leads Auto Components Manufacturer to Excellence

May 20, 2019 7:37:00 PM / by George McAfee posted in Manufacturing

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Challenged with an accelerated consolidation and urgent need for synergies, an automobile components manufacturer relied on Cornerstone Consulting to lead them to excellence in safety, quality, cost, and delivery performance.

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Managing Inventory Flow

Mar 20, 2019 11:09:00 AM / by Bill Currence posted in Manufacturing

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Controlling the flow of materials through your operation is key to maintaining a healthy bottom line. Your business is much like a bucket (inventory) with one faucet flowing in (raw materials) and another faucet flowing out (finished product) to customers. You want to control both faucets as much as possible to ensure your bucket never overflows or runs dry.

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How to Manage Your Material Flow

Feb 4, 2019 5:42:00 AM / by Bill Currence posted in Manufacturing

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Every business wants to be known for meeting customer needs because reliable companies foster loyal and happy clients. So, how do you keep your customers sufficiently supplied and happy? It’s all about right-sizing for maximum FITness.

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Making the Most of Your Business’ Time

Jan 17, 2019 2:54:00 PM / by George McAfee posted in Management Services, Manufacturing

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Time is the most valuable resource in any operation. Why? Because it’s the only one that cannot be recovered once it’s consumed; it is the only true independent variable in life. Time cannot be managed or controlled, only wasted, so structuring work in a way that makes the most of the time available to your business is key in maximizing your efficiency and minimizing cost. 

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How Can Cornerstone Help You?

Dec 6, 2018 1:42:00 PM / by Bill Currence posted in Manufacturing

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Is Your Business Utilizing Efficient Factory Flow?

Oct 10, 2018 1:11:00 PM / by Bill Currence posted in Manufacturing

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Every business can benefit from improving the efficiency of its business – from streamlining the hiring process to reducing distribution and marketing expenses. For firms that focus on manufacturing, utilizing efficient “factory flow” techniques can help improve the quality, speed, and reliability of the manufacturing process – increasing profits and reducing waste along the way. 
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