Mayville Engineering Company (MEC) is a leading U.S.-based contract manufacturer that provides a broad range of prototyping and tooling, production fabrication, coating, assembly and aftermarket services, with a total of 20 facilities across seven states.
Despite MEC's strong growth, decision-makers at the organization were limited by the data the operation was collecting. They had little insight into the uptime and utilization of processes and equipment and there was no way to identify where opportunities for improvement existed. Furthermore, when production goals were not met, the explanation for "why" was not evident.
MEC partnered with MachineMetrics to monitor the actual uptime of machines, quantify the amount of (as well as reason for) downtime, and be able to assign dollar values to issues.
In this interview case study, Engineering Manager Michael Wisnefsky highlights the challenges Mayville Engineering faced, its application of MachineMetrics, and the results, including how MEC was able to:
"On our lasers which run 24-7, a 20% efficiency gain equates to almost another shift for free per machine." - Michael Wisnefsky, Engineering Manager