How We Improved Our On-Time Delivery to 95%

How We Improved Our On-Time Delivery to 95%

Our Quest to Improve On-Time Delivery to 95% Most of our blogs in Tiki Talk discuss subjects of general interest in manufacturing and frequently metal fabrication in particular. In recent posts, we’ve discussed the economy, technology, tariffs’ and a host...
How Our 5 Day Quote Turnaround Time Improves Customer Responsiveness ​

How Our 5 Day Quote Turnaround Time Improves Customer Responsiveness ​

Imagine you go to a nice new restaurant and after a few minutes, a server takes your order. Maybe it takes ten minutes to get your beverages. Then the server seems to disappear. A half-hour passes, and maybe even 45 minutes. At some point, you would either flag down...
Piece Pricing vs. Total Value Add When Evaluating OEM Part Suppliers

Piece Pricing vs. Total Value Add When Evaluating OEM Part Suppliers

When Wiley Metal started in business in 1982, we quickly found out how critical piece pricing was going to be in our ability to secure customers. Piece pricing has been used in the metal fabrication industry for generations prior to our family getting involved, and we...
Is There a Place in Metal Fabrication for Generative Design?

Is There a Place in Metal Fabrication for Generative Design?

Remember Groundhog Day? Not the day in February but the movie starring Bill Murray. In it Murray plays a character forced to live the same day over and over. This gives him the opportunity to try different things until he hits on the magical combination of actions...