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Orscheln Group

space, military and on-road/off-road
trucking companies, providing solutions to achieve zero defects has
been a major focus of the company's
capital improvements.
"From a productivity standpoint,
kaizen events and projects over
the past three years have made the
biggest impact," Missouri Operations Manager Dick Yerington says.
"There have been a lot of productivity and sales increases in the last
few years, and kaizen events have
helped us to improve workflow in a
short period of time."
The company has also started using some 3-D printing capabilities
to help with early product development processes. What used to take
weeks can now often take hours as
Orscheln can produce early mockups and demonstration components to test the fit and function of
new concepts.
"That helps us to verify CAD modeling features," McMillin says. "It
is not just a product development
tool, either. It has expedited manufacturing and engineering, serving
as a proving ground for projects we
are working on. It is important for
us because customers expect fast
turnaround. We are a technically rich
organization, but service is key as we
work to turn things around quickly
for our customers."
Adding electronics to its capabilities is another focal area for

Orscheln, enhancing its ability to
work with some of the world's leading agricultural OEMs. There are
many emerging nations that need
such equipment, and Orscheln's in-

Midwest

vestments in electronics have helped
it to build its business in that area.
"India's Mahindra is now using
our electronic technology on their
tractors, and that has opened

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