Mining Boom Spurs Innovation

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Manufacturing Engineering®, March 2007

P&H Mining Equipment Inc., Milwaukee, is a global leader in the manufacture and service of large excavating and drilling machines. The demand for mining equipment has never been greater, and ninety percent of the world’s surface mines use P&H equipment.

In an industry where downtime can cost thousands of dollars per minute, delivery time, quality and reliability are vital. Learn how P&H has reduced its lead times by 40-50 percent by using Quick Response Manufacturing principles to reorganize its factory, move machines into cells and educate employees.