Engman-Taylor of East Peoria, IL, with headquarters in Menomonee Falls, WI, won the American Eagle Excellence in Industry award at the annual Industrial Supply Association convention in Denver, CO on April 24, 2017. Engman-Taylor’s supplier partner Walter USA of Waukesha, WI was also recognized.
The American Eagle Excellence in Industry sculpture is the industrial supply community’s most coveted and prestigious award. Winners are selected from numerous North American submissions, which are based upon contributions to industry.
Accepting the award on behalf of Engman-Taylor was Jim Mueller, Engman-Taylor’s Vice President of Operations. Jim was accompanied on stage by Brian Yount (Sr. Account Manager), Cathy Hall (Customer Service Supervisor), Bob Martins (Applications Specialist), and Mike Schmeling (Applications Specialist).
Engman-Taylor and Walter were recognized for a major cost savings at their mutual customer, Mennie Machine Company (MMC). Engman-Taylor has been MMC’s tooling integrator since 2006, and Walter has been a supplier to Engman-Taylor since 2001. MMC is a large contract machining company that services several industries from its 250,000 sq. ft. production facility in Mark, IL. Difficulties with production and profitability goals on a critical part cast from 1722 steel included long cycle time, excessive deburring requirements, inconsistent tool life and varying costs.
Via Engman-Taylor’s Cost Circles® and Walter’s Multiply programs, analysis began with a blank slate. Tools, fixtures, programs, cut and non-cut times, and related technical manufacturing areas were analyzed for cost and productivity. Tool prices, procurement and inventory costs, lead times, and reconditioning were factored in. The resultant annual savings, including increased machine capacity, reduced labor costs, and decreased scrap rate, was over $1,400,000. The savings was verified after program implementation, and has now been in place for over a year.
Jake Cimei, MMC Purchasing Manager stated, “The quality of this part has markedly improved, and our relationship with our customer is much, much better. This is definitely a win-win situation.”
Engman-Taylor is an industrial distributor laser‐focused on the implementation of cost reduction services that are packaged with globally sourced products from best in class suppliers. For more information, please see www.engman‐taylor.com or call 1-800-236-1975.