Global MFG - Jan 26, 2022
How are suppliers strategically dealing with the raw material crisis?
Strongly increased raw material prices due to extreme demand, among other things, as well as supply bottlenecks worldwide are currently posing immense challenges to companies and suppliers in the foundry industry and will probably continue to do so. There is no light at the end of the tunnel in sight.
Thomas Pfeiffer | Foundry-planet.com #materials #supplier
Global MFG - Jul 27, 2021
Building Smarter Supply Chains
According to the Logistics Bureau, 69 percent of organizations don’t have full visibility of their supply chains. Why does this matter? Because full visibility is needed to improve manufacturing supply chain operations and reduce costs. For most manufacturers, supply chain data is siloed in various locations—often in multiple spreadsheets—which makes it difficult to uncover opportunities for improvement.
Robert Boyle | Industrial Equipment News #manufacturing #supplier #supplychain
Global MFG - Mar 24, 2020
Feds label Deere & Co. 'essential critical infrastructure'
Deere & Co. continues operations, with some changes, as it was labeled essential critical infrastructure this week. That federal designation came from President Donald Trump and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
Robert Connelly | The Quad City Times #off-highway #supplier
Eliminating the Seven Deadly Wastes
Waste, in lean terms, is any activity that does not add value to the product while costing a manufacturer money and resources. From active losses to missed opportunities, these wastes are so common in manufacturing operations that they are often overlooked.
Brian Neuwirth | Assembly Magazine #manufacturing #materials #supplier
Lost at Sea: The Impact of New Maritime Trade Regulations
As more and more suppliers arrange search parties significant time and costs associated with shipping is seldom recovered, and the future looks grim for suppliers who have not evaluated onshoring options.
Steve Anton | Material Handling & Logistics #materials #oem #supplier
Global MFG - Nov 7, 2019
Schaeffler supplying modular hybrid transmission to 2020 Ford Explorer, Ford Police Interceptor Utility and Lincoln Aviator
WFI customer Schaeffler is supplying its modular hybrid transmission to the 2020 Ford Explorer and Police Interceptor Utility, as well as the 2020 Lincoln Aviator.
Green Car Congress #automotive #supplier
Iron Castings - Sep 9, 2019
3-ways vehicles are reducing weight
Lightweighting vehicles is not a new concept—the Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards were passed in 1975—but automotive manufacturers continue to find ways to trim the pounds. See real case studies.
MCDP Staff Report | Metal Casting Design #automotive #lightweighting #supplier
Global MFG - Jul 8, 2019
The Lost Art of Building Supplier Relationships
Over the years, I've contributed about 90 articles to IndustryWeek. One of them " It Takes Two to Tango ," from 2015, dealt with the fact that in supply chain negotiations, there is middle ground if both sides are willing to compromise. The headline, suggested by my then-editor, was a bit of a stretch for me; I didn't understand how it related to the content of the article. But now I know what he was getting at. Tango dancers must coordinate and collaborate to the nth degree to successfully execute the dance.
Paul Ericksen | IndustryWeek #china #oem #supplier
Iron Castings - Mar 12, 2018
Waupaca Foundry says supply chain fuels growth
Waupaca Foundry has put the Great Recession well into its rear view mirror as the plant here that makes iron castings for parts used in cars and trucks now employs a five-year high of 560 people. One company advantage executives cite is the use of a just-in-time supply chain that they say is unique in their industry and a cost-saver for the business.
Mike Pare | timesfreepress.com #supplier #wfnews
Iron Castings - Jan 11, 2017
Waupaca Foundry Named John Deere 'Partner' Supplier
Waupaca Foundry has earned recognition as a partner-level supplier for 2016 in the John Deere Achieving Excellence Program. The Partner-level status is Deere & Co.'s highest supplier rating. John Deere Supply Management created the program in 1991 to provide a supplier evaluation and feedback process that promotes continuous improvement.
Foundry-Planet.com #award #off-highway #supplier #wfnews
Community - Oct 3, 2016
Waupaca Foundry at the heart of a community
A University of Wisconsin Madison education can be a powerful thing. For Michael Nikolai, it was the inroad into a company that he now heads as CEO. Waupaca Foundry has had a powerful impact on Wisconsin and the immediate community. The foundry employs more than 1,300 Waupaca County residents, contributing $82.5 million in wages and an additional $307 million to the county's economy. Waupaca Foundry is responsible for 10.4 percent of total income and 9.9 percent of total sales in Waupaca County.
Jamie Holzhuter | All Ways Forward #community #engineering #manufacturing #supplier #wfnews
Iron Castings - Mar 2, 2016
Hitachi Metals Foundry America, the parent company of Waupaca Foundry, announced in February a merger between the Waupaca-based company and fellow subsidiary Hitachi Metals Automotive Components USA. HMAC will become a division of Waupaca Foundry, which should emerge from realignment as a stronger player in key markets, particularly automotive. - See more at: http://www.waupacafoundry.com/en/our-company/news/waupaca-in-the-news
Sean P. Johnson | Insight on Business #ma #supplier #wfnews
Iron Castings - Nov 18, 2014
Waupaca Foundry Commended as Bobcat Celebrates 1 Millionth Loader
Waupaca Foundry is pleased to congratulate Bobcat Company on the production of its 1 millionth loader. We are proud and honored to be highlighted as a preferred partner by Bobcat in recognition of this achievement that was over 50 years in the making.
Patrick Neitzel | Waupaca Foundry #iron-casting #off-highway #supplier
Iron Castings - Dec 23, 2013
5 Ways to Expedite Your Ductile Iron or Gray Iron Casting Quote
Receiving an accurate iron casting quote in the shortest possible time may determine whether you're awarded new business from an OEM. See the 5 ways to make the process as short as possible.
Phil Bodenheimer | Waupaca Foundry #iron-casting #rfq #supplier
Iron Castings - Sep 24, 2013