Earlier this year, the WMCO featured a virtual plant tour of Diamond CNC’s previous location, Brantford ON. There, the company showcased their product flow and how the business has evolved over the years. As a follow up to the February 24th, 2022, virtual plant tour, the WMCO recently wrapped up part 2 of 2 on location at Diamond CNC’s new facility location on April 28th in Nanticoke, ON.
Owners Mike and Rob Clare provided a full walk through of their new 35,000 sq ft. facility with an emphasis on their continuous improvements to simplify product and information flow. Diamond CNC continues to evolve new iterations of their shop layout improving throughput and minimizing tasks that they can automate.
It’s advantageous to us not to have to go looking everyday for something in the shop. And we can track our progress, we can see how long it takes to edge band a job or a task, and how many hours it takes to assemble. We track everything through the whole system. We don’t know if we’re doing better or not unless we count. – Mike Clare, CFO for Diamond CNC
Since moving to a larger facility (over 2 times their previous size), Diamond CNC maintains a strict principle of minimal distances each linked process should travel from operation to operation.
With the ongoing industry wide challenge to source skilled labour, processes to optimize throughput with available resources are naturally of paramount importance to manufacturers. Diamond CNC provided a solid example of production principles to meet the challenges of today as they work towards solving the challenges of tomorrow.