How Estes Strives for Continuous Improvement – Daily Layered Accountability

Kaizen is defined as the Japanese philosophy of continuous improvement. As a company Estes strives to follow the kaizen mindset instead of just working on “fixes.” Continuous improvement serves as one of the four pillars of our company philosophy, and Estes is constantly looking for ways to improve all facets of the business. To ensure this continuous improvement…

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Improve Efficiencies and Reduce Costs with Estes as Your Just-In-Time Supplier

What is just-in-time (JIT) management strategy and how can it reduce costs? The just-in-time (JIT) management strategy traces back to early in the auto industry, first introduced at the Ford Motor Plant and later perfected by Taiichi Ohno for Toyota as a means to improve operational performance. With JIT, goods arrive exactly when they are…

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Continuous Improvement

Estes Philosophy: Continuous Improvement Over the past several months, we’ve shared three pillars of our philosophy, innovative thinking, people of high character and state-of-the-art technology. As a reminder, our philosophy at Estes Design and Manufacturing is to profitably produce fabricated metal products with a level of service and quality preferred by the customer. The fourth…

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Medical Product Outsourcing (MPO) Recognizes Estes Design & Manufacturing

Taking the Waste out of Medical Product Development Medical Product Outsourcing (MPO) recently featured Estes Design and Manufacturing in its May issue based on our expertise in the product development and production of precision sheet metal products for the medical industry. Our process for taking a product from design to physical product has undergone many…

State-of-the-Art Technology

Estes Philosophy: State-of-the-Art Technology At Estes Design and Manufacturing, we’ve invested in the highest-quality technology available for our customers’ metal fabrication needs. Our philosophy is to profitably produce fabricated metal products with a level of service and quality preferred by the customer. The philosophy has four main areas of focus: Creative, Innovative Thinking People of…