Part quoted with a 12 week lead time and delivered in less than 11 weeks.
“ It has been a pleasure working with SMT throughout the entire procuring process. From the beginning you and your team were very responsive and very easy to work with. The parts you dropped off Monday look great, and our quality engineer who performed First Article Inspection commented on the quality of the part and your facility. It is not every day that a vendor provides a quality product and delivers a full week ahead of schedule. I am looking forward to working with SMT in the future and I just wanted to thank you for all your hard work.”
Many things, including, complexity, number and types of outside processes, and revision changes, influence the lead time and responsiveness.
“ As I walked through the facility it was obvious there is a high level of value placed on the employees of SMT. The facility was very clean, organized, with machines strategically located, all good indicators of a committed and dedicated work team. There was also evidence of a strong emphasis on lean manufacturing practices which supports effective cost reduction opportunities. Also obvious was the commitment to stay current with the latest machining capabilities. The machines are modern, appeared to be well maintained and strategically located to support the lean concept and most important, an AS9001 quality system. The installation of the water jet deburr machine is a significant addition to the overall operation. In today’s supply chain environment where reduction and consolidation are the norm, first impressions are more important then ever and SMT shows well. As a participant of the Goodrich Corporation Interiors machining team I will include your company as a potential machining supplier to all Interiors sites of Goodrich, domestic and internationally. My applause to SMT’s President, Roy Sweatman for successfully leading his company through these rough economic times and for preparing SMT for continued growth and success.” Letter from 27 yr supply chain professional after tour of Southern Manufacturing Technologies, December 2010. Letter from Goodrich buyer, 12/2010
Part fixtures are designed in house for load and unload on the machine master pallets. A magnetic sensor system recognizes the pin configuration, identifying the part being processed, and loads the correct CNC program. Master pallet Work hold fixture Pin config Master pallet Work hold fixture Pin config B=0° B=90° B=180° B=270° b 0°-90°