Applying Lean Principles to a new customer’s precision stamping challenge, Ajax reduced production time from a month to a single day. Orders placed by 11:00 a.m. are manufactured, packaged and shipped by 5:00 p.m.While quantity of production for the progressive die stamping has grown to meet the customer’s increasing market share, quality has remained at 99.9%. Radius Track “Ajax doesn’t start to produce the product until they get the order. All non-value-added lead time and inventory have been completely eliminated,” said the president of Radius Track. “It has helped us to manage business issues like capacity, storage, and human resources. Our cash flow is not tied up storing finished goods. That’s a huge business advantage.”
Product Description Precision Progressive Die Architectural Component
Capabilities and Processes Tooling Design; Prototyping; Progressive Stamping; Custom Packaging
Tightest Tolerance .005 inch Hole Diameter
Material Thickness 20 GA (.036 inch)
Material Used G60 Galvanized
Material Finish Unfinished
Industry for Use Architectural Construction
Volume 30K annualy
Lead Time Same Day
Delivery Location USA (multiple destinations)
Standards Met LEED
Product Name Curved Large Component Architectural Framing
Project Scope Redesign Process Flow to Reduce Production Time; Labor and Inventory