The customer needed to reduce the cost of a large aluminum roof for a commercial generator enclosure. Prior to taking advantage of PMI, this manufacturer was experiencing the high cost of excessive scrap. Standard sheet sizes were too small for the pieces they were cutting out, and getting custom blanks from another service center added another supplier with longer lead times to their process.
PMI has the unique ability to process our own coils and cut to length sheets. We also stamp parts and have fabrication facilities all under one roof. This project was the perfect fit to take advantage of these core competencies, and allowed the manufacturer to reduce the total number of suppliers involved in producing such a large part.
PMI was able to use its coil processing capabilities to purchase coils of aluminum, slit to width and blank to a custom size for this customer. The product specific blank decreased the aluminum needed to produce the part by 30% resulting in significant savings! The PMI custom blank solution reduced the material need by over 12,000 pounds per year which saved close to $20,000 in wasteful spending.