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...
8 Ways Smart Manufacturing Helps Sustain Operational Improvement and Business Growth

8 Ways Smart Manufacturing Helps Sustain Operational Improvement and Business Growth

Smart manufacturing has been described in various ways ranging from the overly-simplified to the complex. It is part of an evolving way in which manufacturers respond to current market and technological conditions with a goal of maximizing profitability. In that...
Business Process Management for an Evolving Manufacturing Marketplace

Business Process Management for an Evolving Manufacturing Marketplace

In this third post in our series of articles discussing the benefits of creating a culture of process management and root cause analysis, we are going to focus more on the topic of Business Process Management (BPM) and Manufacturing Process Management (MPM). As the...