Pinnacle Strategies Helps Machine Shop Increase Production 60% Without Adding Equipment or Workers

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RABIT™ process rapidly reveals and unclogs production bottlenecks, reduces overtime

Elegant Solutions for Complex Problems

RABIT is a proven methodolgy that delivers significant results, really rast, where other methods fail.

Pinnacle Strategies today announced that its client, Houston, TX-based Reliable Machinist Corporation (RMC), increased its productivity by 60% in just three months following a Rapid Analysis Bottleneck Improvement Team (RABIT™) operations assessment. RMC, which provides precision machining services to the oil and gas industry, achieved the production increase while simultaneously eliminating overtime costs.

Pinnacle was challenged to help RMC meet dramatically higher demand from its biggest customer - without adding machines or workers. At that time, their customer needed 160 units per month. However, even with expensive overtime, the company was only able to deliver 100 units. Without a major change in its production line, RMC would be unable to deliver the requirement – resulting a very unhappy customer and loss of market share.

“We applied the RABIT process to RMC’s shop floor and rapidly eliminated non-value added activites, unclogged the bottleneck, and accelerated the workflow,” says Mark Woeppel, president and CEO of Pinnacle Strategies. “RABIT is a proven methodology that delivers significant results, really fast, where other methods fail.”

Pinnacle rapidly delivered the required results by helping the client to:

  •     Reprioritize its production line with a “proactive scheduling” approach
  •     Focus efforts on the activities that mattered most, while reducing non-value added work
  •     Manage the process with an objective visual performance management system

Read more about what RABIT can do for your production line here. Read this Pinnacle Strategies customer case study, and many others, here.

About Pinnacle Strategies
Pinnacle Strategies is an international management consulting firm focused on operations management excellence. We work with organizations to increase shareholder value by developing high-performance business processes that significantly enhance productivity, reduce costs and time to market, improving profitability and accelerating sustainable growth. Pinnacle Strategies offers results-driven consulting solutions in the areas of performance management, project management, operations management, and supply chain.

For more information, contact Pinnacle Strategies at info(at)pinnacle-strategies(dot)com, or +1 972-492-7951.

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