Our Client is recognized as one the best manufacturing and welding companies in North America employing over 200 employees. They apply their expertise in manufacturing tools requiring precision and efficiency for oilfield parts including gun drilling, trepanning, anodizing, shot peening, as well as all phases of grinding, manual lathes and mills, manganese and zinc phosphate coatings, anodizing, computer numerical control (CNC) milling and turning. They manufacture based on each of their customer’s specific requests in an industry demanding very high standards of quality for their products.
The company’s production inventory consists of various models of tools for directional drilling, flow measurement and flow control. At this point in their growth, they decided to implement a cultural change to help them make the transition into a continuous improvement oriented organization.
Manufacturing Equipment & Supplies Assessment Findings
Some significant results obtained by our Client included:
Machine Shop Supervisory Activities
Machine Shop Savings by Type
Machine Shop Total Savings
We grew from a small machine shop that supplied the Alberta oil patch to one of the largest machine shops in North America with customers worldwide. With increase customer demands in service and quality, we found ourselves struggling to meet them on a consistent basis. We continued to manage the same way that we did when we were a quarter of our size. The program involved everyone from our machinists to the CEO. We are better organized, have better communication, have proper operating measurements, and the Management Operating System is now a way of life at Apollo.
Allied Machine and Engineering Corporation was very skeptical when it came to consultants. The PVA initial audit and savings guarantee took away our excuse not to move forward. PVA made a seamless transition into our organization and began helping our managers and supervisors right away. People were hungry to get better and open to input that showed them a better way. PVA provided the management tools that fit our company. Now each person knows whether or not they had a good or bad day. Problems are addressed as they happen and proactive problem solving occurs. We are satisfying more customers and are more efficient as a result.