Lean Manufacturing

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Marlin Steel is dedicated to continuous improvement and innovation to become a leaner, more efficient manufacturer of custom wire and sheet metal forms. Using the teachings of efficiency gurus such as Eli Goldratt and Shigeo Shingo, Marlin has achieved numerous improvements over the years.

With a variety of manufacturing automation technologies, rigorous training, and employee empowerment, Marlin consistently works to keep increasing production efficiencies and meet client goals in a safe, efficient manner.

Why a Custom Rolling Cart is Ideal for Sanitation in Pharmaceuticals

Marlin Steel on August 8, 2017
Sanitation is an enormous concern in the manufacturing of pharmaceutical products. Trace contaminants in a ...

How to Minimize Material Waste in Milling Operations

Marlin Steel on July 6, 2017
Minimizing material waste in any manufacturing process is key to ensuring efficiency and profitability. Milling, in particular, can ...

Manufacturing Industry Highlights from the POTUS XM Radio Show

Marlin Steel on January 24, 2017
On Friday, January 20, the new Trump administration was officially sworn in to office. News outlets across the country covered the event and hosted discussions about the impact of the new administration on businesses ...

A Comprehensive List of Food-Safe Metals for Sheet Metal & Wire Forms

Marlin Steel on October 11, 2016
According to the FDA, to be considered food-safe, a material must meet several conditions: ...

6 Effective Ways to Improve Manufacturing Throughput

Marlin Steel on September 28, 2016
For manufacturers, throughput in production can mean the difference between meeting quotas and losing customers to the competition. Falling behind on manufacturing throughput means delayed deliveries, which can cause ...

4 Uses for Stainless Steel Carts on Your Shop Floor

Marlin Steel on August 26, 2016
Metal carts have a surprising number of uses. While most of these carts are designed for the express purpose of holding a large number of baskets or trays, there are other, more ...

Marlin Steel Hosting a Workshop for The 28th Annual Shingo Conference!

Marlin Steel on April 15, 2016
Later this month, the 28th Annual Shingo Conference will be held in Washington DC. Leaders and experts in manufacturing from all across the world will be there to share their insights and to see real-world ...

Marlin Steel’s Lean Manufacturing Skills Featured in Forbes!

Marlin Steel on March 16, 2016
Marlin Steel continuously strives to find new ways to make its manufacturing leaner. By increasing speed, accuracy, and efficiency, Marlin’s production team can fulfill tough manufacturing jobs quickly so that clients ...