Our cell-based lean manufacturing approach focuses on both engineering the control panel itself and the manufacturing protocol used to produce it, all with the aim of maximizing efficient use of time, materials and effort — efficiencies we pass along in the form of cost-savings for our customers.
From Prototype to Production
The control panel manufacturing process itself begins with a prototype. A prototype isn’t just a one-off; it’s a design engineered for repeatability — one that can be produced at volume.
For every production control panel, a customized build process is created. We document each step in the cell-based manufacturing protocol created for your project — from layout of the workstation to detailed photo documentation of the assembly procedure.
Throughout production, Workwise ERP software is used to track and trace the real-time progress of each build, even down to the component level.
A Quality-Driven Operation
Systematic inspections are performed on every control panel, every step of the way. We utilize in-process quality check-points, so each successive station checks the previous station’s work. When your completed control panels ship, we also send along a copy of our final inspection checklist, so you can double-check our work.
We Measure Performance
We track production efficiency and quality performance for each individual employee. And we post the rankings so everybody knows where they stand. This critical feedback also helps foster a healthy spirit of competition — every member of our workforce strives to come out as the company’s top performer.
We track on-time delivery and subject any stragglers to analysis. Deliveries consistently average 96% on-time.
Keeping Up With Your Demand
For example, a customer may require a line of control panels whose designs share 90% of their configuration in common. We’ll assemble the shared 90% and inventory the near-complete control panels, adding the customized 10% and shipping the completed units as your need arises.
Everybody Strives for Quality. We Strive for Perfection.
We believe you’re buying more than a control panel from The Industrial Controls Company — you’re buying the pride, integrity and commitment we build into every panel we sell.