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doors for us to work with other Indian OEMs in need
of similar solutions," McMillin says. "We are seeing similar opportunities arise in the mining equipment sector in
other parts of Asia too."
Other investments have focused on the company's
ability to detect and reduce variability through vision
systems and sensors. Within its processes, Orscheln is
driving quality oversight to a point where its people don't
have to detect distinctions. Instead, the advance detection systems can ensure accuracy and help the company
provide zero-defect solutions.
In addition to developing highly sophisticated,
high-quality systems, safety is another key focus
for Orscheln. The company has been engaged in an
18-month safety blitz. Bob Orscheln, CEO and president of Orscheln Products LLC, has emphasized to his
leadership team that in order to "wow" the customer,
the company must operate the safest facilities, ensure a
commitment to quality and that remember that service
is its greatest product.

"We brought our operations and maintenance teams
together and looked at every single machine and work
center in order to make changes and evaluate risk levels," Yerington says. "Since then, we have seen reductions in OSHA-reportable incidents and increased
awareness with our people as we've invested in making
safer plants. At Orscheln, safety is unconditional."
"The company has also brought in a full-time training
staff member who works with our people on safety, quality and procedures," McMillin adds. "As we evolve, we
have to make sure our people are evolving with us."

Reaching the Market
Having established a presence in many corners of the
world, Orscheln has positioned itself to best serve its
customer base. Although it doesn't have entirely redundant capabilities in all of its global locations, the company has created a system that allows it to balance its capabilities and costs.
"We have a good balance as far as things like equipment, capabilities, warehousing and the ability to ship
are concerned," McMillin says. "Between India and the
U.S., we have all of Asia, Europe and the Americas covered. Commerce into Russia has been disrupted due to
the Ukraine conflict, but that was a small percentage of
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