SIFCO Forge’s NDT operation had turned into a real bottleneck, disrupting other parts of the operation. Through the application of JobshopLean techniques, changes in facility layout, cellular manufacturing, material handling and shop-floor logistics have helped eliminate the problem and saved some money in the process.
SIFCO Industries was founded in Cleveland, Ohio, in 1913. During the past 100 years, the company has become a leading global supplier of forged products for the aerospace, power-generation, marine and high-technology commercial markets. Their clients include Rolls-Royce, Pratt & Whitney, Sikorsky, Hamilton Sundstrand, Bell Helicopter and Goodrich Landing Gear.