Case Studies

Life Critical Glove Inflator Redesign

FASTENING REDESIGN YIELDS SAVINGS OF $44,470 MORE THAN 9X THE COST OF THE FASTENER Challenge A prospective customer approached the Field team with a request for a quote on a fastener.

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Challenge During an engineering review of a customer’s facility, Field inquired about the assembly process of one of their most popular tools. During a ‘Fit, Form and Function’ analysis of the tool back in the Field lab, cost saving opportunities were immediately identified.

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Elimination of Scrap in High-Speed Rotary

REDUCED SCRAP AND INCREASED PRODUCT PERFORMANCE YIELDS COST SAVINGS $22,080 Challenge During a line review of a customer’s facility, the Field team noticed a significant amount of product scrap at one workstation. Upon inquiring, the customer informed Field they were scrapping 40 units a day.

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Challenge During an engineering line review of a customer’s facility, the Field team noticed a commonly used, but often unnecessary and expensive fastening method.

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Challenge A customer came to Field with a request for quote on a plastic spacer. Due to potential liability issues, the stability level in this two-piece tank system needed to be increased, without increasing the price per part. Field inquired about the application of the part to ensure optimal design and lowest total considerations.

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Vendor Managed Inventory

Challenge A customer came to the Field team in a panic. A line had gone down due to a part shortage from another supplier, and they needed additional inventory ASAP. Field was able to source this special part within hours, and the lines were back up and running that afternoon. But that was just the start.

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new product

Challenge While still in the product design stage, a Field customer requested a piece price quote for a high-cost fastener that was slated for inclusion in a new hand tool. The proprietary fastener was supposed to be resistant to vibration loosening, but prior to providing a quote, Field asked to review the design with purchasing and engineering teams.

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