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The news is good now, but trends toward model complexity and OEMs shifting costs down the supply chain, coupled with an expected plateau in vehicle production, will require that tool and die shops gather and analyze data to shore up their sales processes.
Nowadays, stampers in the market for a new press will find it difficult to justify NOT purchasing a servo-driven model. The process for justifying the relatively small premium for servo presses will play out at our upcoming servo-technology conference, October 5-6 in Nashville. Also on tap: how integration of related pressroom equipment enhances overall press efficiency.
Standardiz--your dies, processes and QDC equipment--is the common rallying cry heard as metalformers seek to optimize their return on investment when purchasing clamps, bolster extensions, die carts and other products.
The right MRP system can deliver improved utilization of facilities and resources, better inventory planning and scheduling, faster response to market demand and changes, increased customer satisfaction, and, ultimately, increased profits...if potential pitfalls are addressed.
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