JIT Excellence: Producing 20,000 Parts Annually

Summary: Architectural & Industrial Metal Finishing Company, LLC collaborated with a Michigan company to manufacture and deliver 20,000 parts annually, fine-tuned to a just-in-time system. The project spotlighted an end cap/bracket, which underwent laser cutting, welding, powder coating, and laser etching. Each component, made from 1/2″ thick plate steel, maintained precise dimensions and quality standards. The company displayed agility by ensuring a 15-day turnaround for each restocking order, reinforcing their prowess in JIT-based projects.

Industry: Manufacturing
Process: Laser Cutting, Welding, Powder Coating, JIT Distribution
Category: Just-In-Time Inventory System

Architectural & Industrial Metal Finishing Company, LLC was approached by a Michigan enterprise grappling with extensive inventory management requirements. The task at hand was robust – producing a whopping 20,000 parts annually and synchronizing the delivery rhythm to align with a just-in-time (JIT) framework, leaning heavily on our multifaceted metalwork expertise. Our production pace and delivery cadence mirrored the ebb and flow of the client’s demand projections.

Zeroing in on a specific component, an end cap/bracket blueprint from the client became our focal point. Our adept Trumpf 1030 2500 watt COAX laser swiftly sliced through the components, paving the way for the assembly phase helmed by our reliable Miller MIG welder. Thereafter, a protective and aesthetic powder coating was meticulously applied, followed by precision laser etching to imprint identifying insignias. Each piece, crafted from 1/2″ thick plate steel – hot rolled and pickled oiled, measured 14.25″ in length and 4.56″ in height and tipped the scales at 9.18 lbs. Stringent dimensional and visual vetting protocols were enforced to guarantee the impeccable quality of every single part. All of this with a lightning-fast delivery promise of just 15 working days for each restocking consignment.

Architectural & Industrial Metal Finishing Company, LLC stands tall as a stalwart in JIT-oriented production and punctual delivery. For a deeper dive into our refined processes, peruse the table below. Feel free to touch base and explore how we can metamorphose into the linchpin of your JIT inventory strategy.

Laesr Cutting Mounting End Caps/Brackets Project Highlights

Product DescriptionLaser Cut roughly 20,000 parts per year in a just time inventory system based on customer focus and actual Usage.Brackets cut with extra holes to be used as a universal part in 5 Different Products.
Capabilities Applied/ProcessesPrimary:
Laser Cutting
CNC Brake                    Power Coating
Welding                       Part Marking-Leather Etching
Equipment Used To Manufacture PartTrumpf 1030 2500 watt coax Laser,Miller MIG welder, Powder Coating Line
Overall Part DimensionLength:14.25″
Tightest Tolerances-0.012 to +0.012
Material UsedPlate Steel,Hot Rolled, Pickled Oiled
Thickness 1/2″ Plate
 Material FinishPowder Coated
In process testing/inspection performedDimensional Inspection,Visual Inspection
Industry for UseMetal Building,Entry Exit Doors and Loading Docks
Delivery/Turn around timeJIT Delivery,15 Working Days To restock
Delivery LocationMichigan
Standards MetCustomers Specification, 2D CAD Drawing
Product NameMounting End Caps,Brackets
 Customer Focus Metal Building Entry System Focusing On Dock Doors,Bumpers and leveling Plates