Reducing Total Operating Costs On Mining Equipment

Challenge

A leading manufacturer of construction and mining equipment needed to reduce annual costs to remain competitive in its markets.

Solution

Utilizing the Helical Program, Helgesen helped the customer realize a 26% savings by employing the following techniques:

  • 25% reduction in purchase finished components leveraging the Demand Matrix tool-set.
  • 85% reduction in workcenter set-up by applying quick-change weld fixtures while providing higher variation in daily build schedules.
  • 60% increase in manufacturing throughput by applying R4 production streets.

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