TSSC 25th Anniversary: ‘116 Innovators’

As we near TSSC’s birthday, here’s how they helped one manufacturing company

August 02, 2017

As TSSC nears its 25th birthday celebration on Sept. 6, we’re reminding team members of all the great things they’ve done in the last quarter century.
Today, we give you a video titled 116 Innovators. It’s about a stainless steel fabrication and machining company that aimed to get its eight-week time between order and delivery down to about three weeks. Enter TSSC, who was happy to help.
One thing Ace Metal Crafts’ workers were worried about was losing their job after TSSC was finished. However, as we learn in the video, decreased turnover times led to increased demand, and the company added 20 more employees.
The results were almost immediate.
“We started at eight weeks and now we got it down to 5 and a half weeks already,” said Ace Metal Crafts President Dale Ball shortly after TSSC’s work began. “It’s just a matter of keep doing those small improvements, and we’re gonna get there.”
The video is part of the widely successful Toyota Effect series. To watch 116 Innovators, click here.  

By Dan Nied

Editor's Note: If you are not on Toyota's internal network, you will not be able to view the video. 

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