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Injection Molding Job Shop Reduces Lead-times 50% to 75%

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Job Shop Reduces Lead-times

By Dr Lisa Lang

This article is copyrighted by Science of Business, Inc. 2015

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Scheduling and improving the performance of a custom job shop can be challenging (to say the least).

Exothermic Molding, Inc., Kenilworth, New Jersey, is a 24 employee pioneer in reaction injection molding, doing business since 1972. They provide RIM parts to the medical, electronic and lab instrument markets.

Following an economic downturn, they found they were experiencing a somewhat ironic situation. Of course they’re happy to suddenly have so much new business all at once, but how do they keep up without adding excess overtime and weekends?

If the only way to deal with the new business is excess overtime, profits may not increase or not increase as much as they could…

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