Creating a More Flexible Manufacturing Line

Kindness, Ken
July 2003
Circuits Assembly;Jul2003, Vol. 14 Issue 7, p26
Trade Publication
One company changed successfully from producing a few high-volume products to greater quantities of more diverse products. Traditionally, the company's customers, who are consumers of electronic ballasts for lighting systems, have been primarily interested in reliable, cost-effective products. The best way for the our company to meet that demand had been with dedicated, hard-tooled automation, optimized for large production runs. Recent national concerns about energy shortages, combined with an increasing awareness of the need for energy efficient solutions and systems to meet environmental measures, have changed the nature of the products end users want.


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