51% cycle time improvement and $ 243,600 in annual savings

Ed Lusk
Bit Plant Production Supervisor
Atlas Copco

Problem statement

The current tooling, inserts, holding capability and programs on the CNC’s do not reflect a cutting edge in the marketplace for the newly acquired products from manufacturing plant.


To reduce the machining process cycle-time by 25% in a 6 month period, ending October 2016


Using Lean Productivity tools Ed was able to improve in cycle time by 51% and save a totally of $ 243,600 annually