Bracalente Manufacturing Company, located in Trumbauersville, Pa., employs 170 people and has been family owned since 1950.
Bracalente is a leader in precision machined parts providing contract manufacturing solutions to world-class customers in the medical, recreation, hardware, agricultural and specialty markets.
To survive and thrive in today’s global marketplace, the company needed to maintain customer satisfaction levels and repeat business by utilizing lean principles to boost continuous improvements, product reliability, and on-time shipments, while maintaining its pricing competitiveness.
The MRC Lean Team conducted multiple continuous improvement events which included a set-up reduction program, value stream mapping, establishing a 5S event, employee training and involvement, set-up carts with pre-tooling, shadow boards, and created part families.
As a result of the assistance of MRC, the company realized a:
46% reduction in set-up times for all machines
67% reduction in set-up times for the part family machines
12% increase in productivity overall
35% reduction in days-to-process an order
42% reduction in total cost of quality
18% reduction in controllable costs
For more information about Bracalente Manufacturing, visit their website at www.bracalente.com