Precision Manufacturing: Designed to Be Built

Posted on June 16, 2014June 16, 2014Categories Articles, Though LeadershipTags , ,   Leave a comment on Precision Manufacturing: Designed to Be Built

At first glance it seems like finding a partner to manufacture something exactly as it was designed would be the goal.  But just following a spec may mask hidden costs.  Does the component need to be created this precisely?  And, more importantly, if it were designed differently, could it be less precise and less expensive?  For Barth, asking these questions and providing answers has saved our customers millions of dollars with no compromise to quality and delivery time. Many times … Continue reading “Precision Manufacturing: Designed to Be Built”

Precision in Manufacturing: Project Management

Posted on June 3, 2014June 4, 2014Categories ArticlesTags , ,   Leave a comment on Precision in Manufacturing: Project Management

From Clark Neft’s article on Precision Manufacturing: Precision manufacturing  seldom means turn-key-output. Whether it’s getting a project off the ground or keeping it running, qualified project managers need to constantly monitor the manufacturing and supply chain process. One reason why is that modern manufacturing is a complex process. Coordinating supply chain, technologically advanced equipment, and multi-layered timelines can make or break profitability. For example, at Barth, we work with our customers to look at a complete system and either manage … Continue reading “Precision in Manufacturing: Project Management”

BARTH INDUSTRIES CELEBRATES 100 YEARS IN OPERATION

Posted on February 25, 2014March 14, 2014Categories Articles, History   Leave a comment on BARTH INDUSTRIES CELEBRATES 100 YEARS IN OPERATION

Cleveland Based Manufacturer Weathers Historical Regional and Global Trends February 25, 2014 – (Cleveland, OH) Cleveland-based manufacturer Barth Industries is celebrating its 100th year of operation in 2014. The company began as a family owned tool and die shop and quickly grew into a stamping plant initially servicing the automotive industry, and then further evolving to manufacture built-to-specification manufacturing systems and production quantities of machined components and welded fabrications for Fortune 500 companies. Today Barth serves a wide global range … Continue reading “BARTH INDUSTRIES CELEBRATES 100 YEARS IN OPERATION”

Value Engineering: Create Early Relationships

Posted on January 24, 2014Categories Articles   Leave a comment on Value Engineering: Create Early Relationships

In designing a product or component, manufacturing often comes at the tail end of the process. In other words, manufacturability of a design is an after-thought. This is a major missed opportunity because simple changes with a knowledge of how something is built can bring about dramatic cost savings. In addition, many designs contain specifications that move beyond the needs of a design. An over-built design is just a more expensive design. Manufacturing should go beyond executing a design: a … Continue reading “Value Engineering: Create Early Relationships”

Manufacturing Jobs: How to Turn America’s Job Prospects Around Through Reshoring

Posted on January 24, 2014January 24, 2014Categories Articles   Leave a comment on Manufacturing Jobs: How to Turn America’s Job Prospects Around Through Reshoring

*This post was written by John Fossey* Reversing a Decade of Job Losses What does a manufacturer do when it’s struggling with excessive costs?  One of the most common reactions in recent years has been to pack up and move to another country or continent where it can bring its costs of production down. And this is just what’s happening to a number of factories, except these are Asian plants moving production to the United States. The Bureau of Statistics … Continue reading “Manufacturing Jobs: How to Turn America’s Job Prospects Around Through Reshoring”

Value Engineering: Five Keys to Cost-saving in Manufacturing Part I

Posted on January 10, 2014January 24, 2014Categories Articles 1 Comment on Value Engineering: Five Keys to Cost-saving in Manufacturing Part I

Value Engineering: Five Keys to Cost-saving in Manufacturing by Clark Neft, President, Barth Industries When it comes to manufacturing at the lowest cost possible, the tried and true models of off-shoring and competitive bidding just aren’t cutting it anymore. Why? Because virtually everyone is doing the same thing. The same models to drive down costs are being applied with very little to show in terms of true competitive value. Price, however, still matters in the end. So how do you … Continue reading “Value Engineering: Five Keys to Cost-saving in Manufacturing Part I”