Short and Medium Run Time

Our in-house manufacturing capabilities are a key part of what differentiates us from our competitors. But we also pride ourselves on being reliable partners in manufacturing, which requires transparency. We want to show you our processes so we can help maximize the time and cost efficiency of both your short run orders and medium run orders.

There are three critical points you need to keep in mind regarding our manufacturing and its efficiency.

The key to short and medium run orders is flow.

This is the single most important consideration you need to remember when evaluating manufacturing processes. Since they revolve around machines repeating steps to yield product, the time it takes to perform the tasks needed to manufacture each unit is significant. One thing we look at is Takt time.

Takt time is the average time that can be permitted between the start of production of one unit and the start of the next unit. It's calculated by dividing the total available time by the customer demand, in product units. "Takt" is German for rhythm, which is fitting because Takt time is the rate at which product needs to be made.

Customers succeed when the process has a flow.

High volume is not the threshold for efficient manufacturing of short and medium run orders. Optimizing flow has a greater impact on the net production results. When well-optimized, short and medium run orders can be better for cash flow, staffing and project planning.

We use technology as much as possible to make our flow efficient. For example, precision sheet metal manufacturing involves a lot of detailed techniques to cut, shape and finish parts. Using state-of-the-art machinery allows for reliable automation, with each new technology ushering in more efficiency.

Flexibility is always a priority for us.

We match our flow to our clients’ evolving needs. For a recent client, we produced 75 sophisticated merchandisers, comprised of many materials and processes. After the client gained some in-store insights, we made 100 updated merchandisers. At the final step, we produced 1000+ merchandisers, precisely delivering what both the brand and the retailer needed.After the client gained some in-store insights, we made 100 merchandisers. It was only for the last step that we produced 1000+ merchandisers, precisely delivering what both the brand and the retailer needed.

We work with you to make sure our production flow meets your needs and produces the best product possible.

Call to learn more about Tusco’s capabilities for short run orders, medium run orders and in-house manufacturing.

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