Auto industry faces tooling capacity constraint

Capacity to present automotive industry a big challenge in the near future.

OEMs, Tier 1 and tooling suppliers need to analyze the entire value stream to identify key areas of improvement. Inefficiencies, such as multiple or late-in-the-game engineering redesigns, come with a significant cost that could be avoided by adjusting current processes. A majority of the costs associated with the vendor tooling value stream are a result of process wastes and, when improved, can make a considerable difference on the overall cost of the industry.

The HRI 2013 Vendor Tooling Study was conducted in partnership with OESA and with support from LMC and Clinton Alluminum. For the full study or more information, contact Harbour Results at  or 248-629-9331.

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