X Cancelled *Acme Industries
Tour Code: ThT-08
Day and Time: Bus leaves 10:15 AM, Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012
Length Including Travel Time: 3 ½ hours
Cellular machining of large industrial equipment components
Acme manufactures highly-complex precision components for oil and gas, mining, rail and other industrial equipment. To do this effectively the company employs lean tools. During this tour you will see a new Acme manufacturing cell that establishes many benchmarks for the company's lean initiative. The lean principles and practices being applied include 1) Self-directed work teams responsible for process activities and daily support activities, 2) synchronized in-line flow that is geared to small lot flow, 3) application of 6S and visual workplace to control and simplify work processes, 4) application of poka-yoke practices, 5) early implementation of OEE on constraint equipment and 6) operating a 24/7 work schedule with teams working 12-hour shifts on a rotating 4-day schedule.
Lean is just theory until it's applied. On this tour you'll see just how much it can benefit a complex manufacturing process.
X Cancelled *Acme IndustriesAcme is a full-service manufacturing partner of specialized manufacturing solutions for medium to large, highly-complex precision components for oil and gas, mining, rail and other industrial equipment. Acme provides its manufacturing expertise to global OEMs. Its customers include Allison Transmission, Caterpillar, Forum Energy Technologies, Komatsu, National Oilwell Varco and Oshkosh.
To be advised.
- No cameras or other recording devices
- Non-disclosure agreement must be signed