Global machining competitiveness has evolved to the level that requires a holistic approach to management and technology implementation. Connectivity, data, and digitization provide opportunities for significant improvements in modeling, programming, simulation, productivity, and real-time decision making.
This book demonstrates how to integrate these technological advancements with Lean, Six Sigma, CNC programming, quality, and machining best practices to create an agile machining organization capable of winning against competition anywhere in the world.
Written for the entire organization, this book focuses on the business of machining and how to develop the infrastructure and people to yield exceptional quality, delivery, and profits. The author introduces a new model—the Machining Pyramid—that integrates, people, equipment, and robust processes to create the architecture and blueprint for high performance.
"If you are in the CNC Machining Industry, a machinist by profession, a machining student, teacher or within operations management in the machining industry. This would be a must read for you. Patrick’s 30 years of experience resonates throughout the book along with his sense of humor. His theory on the machining pyramid is spot on and so often overlooked by many within the industry. Patrick challenges us to look at our environments from a fresh perspective, but also helps us realize where we can and should improve our operations daily. I enjoyed the book and its teachings very much, and have found how to begin to implements its teachings each day."
– Robert Sheppard, Tecomet