Machine shop housekeeping

The 5 most important items (besides safety) to address in machine shop housekeeping

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Machine shop housekeeping is a constantly evolving process, with new best practices being introduced as we learn more about how we can keep our employees safe while running at optimal efficiency. The innovative 5S system, refined by the Japanese, provides five cornerstones which can be implemented to achieve efficiency and impact the bottom line, even with fewer employees available. 5S …

metrics in manufacturing

The 10 metrics in manufacturing that really matter

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Reliable access to metrics and data has given manufacturing enterprises and line of business managers a wealth of information – after all, you can’t manage it if you can’t measure it. But knowing which of these metrics are truly important and which need to be addressed when faced with all this data is just as important as having access to …

Smart Manufacturing

Smart Manufacturing – What is it and is North America Adopting it?

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Optimizing productivity with Smart Manufacturing Techniques is still in the initial stages of adoption in many American manufacturing firms. The government seems to have no plans yet to help companies upgrade, despite recent election results. Those who have taken advantage of Smart Manufacturing Technology(SMT) have optimized their concept generation, production and external relationships. Smart Manufacturing encompasses different phases in the …

Our First Post

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So much has happened to get to this point in posting for the very first time.  In all reality, this post has been 20 years in the making.  My name is Tom Becker and I am the founder and owner of Bulwark Acquisition.  Before attempting to articulate what the future looks like for our company, let me rewind to the …