Tuesday, November 14, 2017 4:45 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
AKG of America - 7315 Oakwood Street Extension
Mebane, NC 27302
Registration starts at 4:45 p.m.
Tours start at 5:15 p.m.
AKG strives every day to become more agile and fulfill demand improving the efficiency of our material and information flow. The heat exchanger markets we operate in such as construction, mining oil and gas just to name a few, fluctuate quite brusquely and are being able to quickly adjust output is critical.
During the plant tour our guests will be able to learn how heat exchangers are produced, what are their critical features and how AKG has adapted to changes in technology and competitive environment in the almost 100 years we have been in business.
During the visit, we will present our interpretation of “Built In Quality (BIQ)”, one of the less known Lean tools we successfully implemented; we will then move on to learn how a supermarket for finished products helped us improving our response time to the customer; we will conclude the tour in our new R&D building recently completed where we will discuss our efforts to speed up the new product/process validation.