Todd Drummond

The Drummond Short Schedule Time-Standard System

Todd Drummond

Using Man-Minutes to Manage Your Labor Industrial engineering – “The branch of engineering that is concerned with the production of industrial goods, especially by the design of efficient plants and procedures and the management of materials, energy, and labor.” (Source:...

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March 2019
Issue #11236
Page 39
Ed Serrano

Optimizing Chaos

Ed Serrano

Optimization… In general, most plants want to mix up the cutting list, while still controlling the order that the members cut by the saw. This allows some gains in waste/cost to be had by combining members but still allows the cut components to be stacked easily according to truss once...

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October 2018
Issue #10231
Page 42
Todd Drummond

Mid-Size Companies Have the Greatest Challenges

Todd Drummond

Growing a smaller company’s sales to that of a mid-size company has many challenges. The additional staffing and departmental growth can face unexpected roadblocks. Two key fundamental areas present themselves in unexpected ways. Communication – Communication is the act of...

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October 2017
Issue #10219
Page 28
Anna Stamm

Advertiser Forum: Incremental Change, Optimization, and Progress

Anna Stamm

Whether or not we realize it, we make incremental changes in our lives all the time. Small, seemingly inconsequential changes occur throughout our daily routines. Sure, some routines feel like they’re set in stone and will never change, but think about it. Aren’t we still finding...

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May 2017
Issue #10214
Page 4
Joe Kannapell

Truss Robotics

Joe Kannapell

The path of factory innovation is leading us to automated systems rather than true robotics. Though industrial robotics has been used for 30 years in our industry, it has served mainly as a forerunner to later systems. Its earliest commercialization, the robotic arms of the Koskovich component...

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April 2017
Issue #10213
Page 6
Jack Van Cleave

Comprehensive Plant Audits Boost Production Efficiency

Jack Van Cleave

Alpine recommends that truss manufacturers conduct regular, comprehensive plant efficiency reviews to improve productivity. The goal of these audits is to increase board feet production rates and evaluate production effectiveness. Audits also help prioritize equipment replacement schedules to...

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December 2015
Issue #08197
Page 14

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