Customer - Electronic Component Manufacturer

Production Volume - 24 / 7
Geographic Base - Global

Situation
Competitive pressure in the Electronic Component Industry has driven this manufacturer to continually look for ways to maximize operating efficiency.

Need
Cut expendable tooling costs.

Response
Working as a team with the customer's Engineering and Purchasing Departments in both the US and Mexico a strategy was developed that included the company's Planning Department to forecast tooling needs. PTD additionally recommended tooling material modifications that could increase tooling life.

Result
Tooling life, in some applications, was extended by 40% and overall tooling costs were reduced by 26% providing the customer with a distinct competitive advantage.


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