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Optimize Efficiency with Lean

Start a Journey of Continuous Improvement

Treating people as a value adding asset in the process of business improvement is an essential CTM ingredient for success. It allows the people in the organization to take responsibility for the business process, which generates a continuous improvement mentality and empowers the whole organization to assist in the decision making for future success!

Almag Case Study

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Almag Aluminum Inc. is a family owned business that commenced manufacturing in 1953 and has grown to a full-service provider of extruded products including a variety of extrusion presses and customized tooling. Almag occupies over 140,000 square feet and hires 135 personnel on a three-shift operation. Almag initially requested Cycle Time Management’s assistance in upgrading to the new ISO 9001:2000 quality system standard and subsequently the development of educational and facilitation requirements to support Almag’s implementation of lean manufacturing. Almag’s sales growth had been relatively steady over the years except for a spike in growth of 35 % in 2000 followed by a 15% drop in 2001. The new goal was to double sales over the next 3-5 years at a controlled pace with U.S. market penetration within a 500-mile radius seen as a key factor.

The new goal was to double sales over the next 3-5 years at a controlled pace with U.S. market penetration within a 500-mile radius seen as a key factor

With the Assistance of CTM personnel, Almag created and formalized the following Core Values for their personnel: respect, fairness, humility, passion for progress, and ownership. These are keys to Almag’s ability to grow to where it stands today. Major markets currently served include appliance, aftermarket automotive, display industry, lighting and office furniture. Almag’s niche includes tight tolerances, special finishes, thin walls, and complex shapes. In general customers regard Almag as a premium priced extruder offering excellent quality and delivery with a willingness to tackle the tough jobs. CTM’s 12 Step Program created an internal mechanism that got people together, allowed the group to start thinking, to throw out ideas. It started our journey of continuous improvement.

CTM’s 12 Step Program started our journey of continuous improvement.

Having a group of people who believe in the changes required to improve Almag and who are passionate about making those changes, is very powerful.

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Continuous Improvement is necessary for Almag to stay in business. CTM’s 12 Step Program is about building a new culture throughout the company. The
12 Step Program created an internal mechanism that got people together, allowed the group to start thinking, to throw out ideas. It started our journey of continuous improvement. The 12 Step Methodology has stimulated idea generation throughout the company and is as important as anything that Almag Aluminum has ever done. Having a group of people who believe in the changes that should be made to improve Almag and who are passionate about making those changes is very powerful. (Bob Peacock, President)
The CTM process is a proven methodology with great success.

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Proven Experience

CTM was incorporated in 1986 and has delivered high quality services to numerous organizations in manufacturing, healthcare, and other industries. Read our clients' success stories.

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Industry Leader

CTM has developed a comprehensive process (The Lean Framework) that allows an organization to create an environment and a means for change. Change that permeates the entire company and becomes a new paradigm for growth.

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Maximize Productivity

Clients have found CTM’s Lean Assessment approach of key employee interviews, financial review, facility visit and a lean manufacturing evaluation to determining lean implementation requirements has been very effective.

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Minimize Costs

CTM focuses on five key issues: identifying waste, cellular production, scheduling, production line processes, and production line support. Our process helps firms eliminate all inefficiencies and thrive.

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Services

The right training is critical for successful lean performance. CTM will make sure your Lean Training works. See all the services that CTM's Lean Framework offers!

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Increase Profits

CTM's Lean Framework sets out clear-cut objectives that can be achieved through an ongoing process of cycle time reduction and continuous improvement. This process has had tremendous results consistently.

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