Roll-Kraft Begins Lean Journey

Lean manager Kevin Hartman has implemented techniques that immediately reduced wastes by 43 percent in tube, pipe and roll forming tooling production.

Roll-Kraft (Mentor, OH) has recently implemented methods initiated by it lean manager, Kevin Hartman. These methods have resulted in an immediate reduction of waste material in the tube, pipe, and roll forming tooling production process by 43 percent.

This is the first of several improvements expected to be realized over the up-coming months, as various processes are reviewed and modifications identified.

We are taking significant measures in our industry to practice Lean,” said Roll-Kraft president Chuck Gehrisch. “These waste reduction improvements that Kevin and his team have achieved will directly benefit our customers by helping us improve our industry-leading 98 percent on-time delivery and 97 percent first-time performance rates. We look forward to further improvements in the near future and are committed to keeping our customers and the industry informed of our continued progress on these Lean initiatives.”

The company is consistent in its on-going search for ways to go beyond the expectancy of the customer. This constant focus has made the manufacturer a leading provider of roll tooling to tube and pipe and roll form producers around the world, as companies identify Roll-Kraft as a single-source supplier, from initial roll tooling design, to training, to first-time performance when the tooling is installed on their mill.


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Events Calendar
September 15 - 17, 2014
San Diego Convention Center -- San Deigo, CA
September 15 - 17, 2014
Guangzhou International Mould & Die Exhibition, China Import and Export Fair Complex -- Guangzhou, China
September 16 - 18, 2014
Houston, TX
September 17, 2014, 10:30am - 11:30am
Webinar Hosted by Burr Oak Tool, Sturgis, MI
September 17 - 18, 2014
John S. Knight Center -- Akron, OH