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Submitted on January 17, 2012 - 9:20pm
Body: Saturday, January 15, Fitzpatrick Manufacturing completed the first class of a two part series on GD&T taught by an outside instructor from M-TEC from Macomb Community College...
Submitted on January 11, 2012 - 8:21pm
Body: Fitzpatrick Manufacturing is working on experimenting with visual display boards for scheduling in high-traffic, high-paced areas in our shop. The first display board was...
Submitted on November 25, 2011 - 7:49pm
Body: Guest blogger “OU Professor (‘Doman on Lean’ Blog)”As I have said in past blogs, the Lean System (from the design of the visual workplace and to the use of lean tools etc.) is...
Submitted on November 17, 2011 - 2:33pm
lean company machines flow chart
Body: Guest blogger "OU Professor ('Doman On Lean' Blog)" When you combine JIT -> Pull System -> Kanbans and Jidoka, now you have the superhighway of the Toyota Production System...
Submitted on November 14, 2011 - 2:20pm
CNC milling JIT basic principles
Body: Guest blogger "OU Professor ('Doman On Lean' Blog)" Who Makes Just-in-Time Production Work? Just-in-Time [JIT] Production depends on trained, involved employees who know that they...
Submitted on November 9, 2011 - 2:41pm
cnc milling factory floor layout
Body: Guest blogger "OU Professor ('Doman On Lean' Blog)" In my last blog, lean was defined as a system “that creates a physical and social environment where problems are quickly...
Submitted on October 28, 2011 - 2:08pm
Improved Quality of CNC Machined Components charts
Body: Guest blogger "OU Professor ('Doman On Lean' Blog)" Why Lean? Because it works around the world! All of the students in HRD 304 this semester have jobs in addition to attending...
Submitted on October 14, 2011 - 4:19pm
Dave Fernholz - CNC machining team member
Body: Dave Fernholz is the Plant Manager of Fitzpatrick Mfg. Co. and has been working here since 1976, starting as a part-time high school student sweeping floors. Over time, Dave...
Submitted on September 14, 2011 - 4:10pm
Todd Luke Machine Shop Shipping & Receiving Department Team Member
Body: Todd Luke began his career at Fitzpatrick Mfg. Co. in 1979 as a Co-Op student running miscellaneous machinery. Soon after, around 1980, he began working in the Shipping &...
Submitted on May 10, 2011 - 8:34pm
Body: In mid-June, Fitzpatrick Manufacturing will undertake a massive rebuild and reorganization of one of our internal machining divisions. This reorganization is a further refinement...

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