Time is money — U.S. Paint saves both with Preactor APS
In a new whitepaper from Preactor, manufacturing professionals at U.S. Paint describe how they realized a 50% decrease in work in progress, and a 20% decrease in production lead times.
In a new whitepaper from Preactor, manufacturing professionals at U.S. Paint describe how they realized a 50% decrease in work in progress, and a 20% decrease in production lead times. As a direct result of Preactor APS software, these improvements have led to a 20% reduction in total finished goods inventory for U.S. Paint, which is a market leader supplying coatings for exterior automotive parts. With an ongoing commitment to lean manufacturing, U.S. Paint has found Preactor to be not just a powerful solution to fixing short term problems, but also one that keeps on delivering benefits year after year, according to the company.
For more details on U.S. Paint's challenges and solutions, download the full whitepaper.
- Edited by Renee M. Robbins, managing editor, MBT www.mbtmag.com
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Annual Salary Survey
Before the calendar turned, 2016 already had the makings of a pivotal year for manufacturing, and for the world.
There were the big events for the year, including the United States as Partner Country at Hannover Messe in April and the 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago in September. There's also the matter of the U.S. presidential elections in November, which promise to shape policy in manufacturing for years to come.
But the year started with global economic turmoil, as a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing triggered a worldwide stock hiccup that sent values plummeting. The continued plunge in world oil prices has resulted in a slowdown in exploration and, by extension, the manufacture of exploration equipment.
Read more: 2015 Salary Survey