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Amtech's Approach - Agile Manufacturing

It's not about re-inventing the wheel, it's about making a better one. 

We are a Manufacturing Service provider, but we want to be the best one.  To do this we had to take a different approach to manufacturing.

We took the Agile Manifesto used in software development and applied it to manufacturing.  The results?  Lets just say we made a better wheel!!!!

Here are some of the benefits

  • Operational Efficiency - Less management and non-value add activities.
  • Responsiveness - We are able to prioritize and focus on customer demand
  • Process Flow - We change our facility to fit the product being manufactured, not the other way around.
  • Less Inventory - We are able to control raw and wip inventory
  • Scrum - We work in scrums to get each job completed
  • Unity - Since we are working together on things more a sense of teamwork is created.
  • Feedback - Real time quality and productivity feedback

It has been really fun and satisfying combining agile principles.  It was a crazy thought, but the idea grew into something great.

We have something really special going here, we created and are very proud of it.

Live Long and Scrum On