Shop adds powder system to boost output and shrink lead times
To meet demand a job shop runs its powder line around the clock, but customer demand finally exceeds line capability. The remedy? The shop adds a powder system that increases processing speed by four to five times.
Job shop, as a term, says too little, or maybe too much. The term invokes a vague picture of a plant enclosing a huge open floor with workers scurrying about on forklifts or operating massive pieces of machinery.