As more companies compete for business, Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) increasingly demand higher production rates and greater production flexibility from suppliers. If smaller-sized companies want to compete, they need the right tools and latest technology. NC Machining manufactures should ask three primary questions when considering the tools to improve competitiveness and implement Lean practices:
- Do the tools provide the means for improved collaboration between engineering and manufacturing, and incorporate manufacturing best practices?
- Can all data and program information reside in one database or platform that is accessible concurrently by all enterprise stakeholders—from design engineering to the shop floor?
- Is it possible to perform real-time multi-disciplinary simulations to improve performance and manufacturing targets?
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