Eberl Iron Works, Inc.
The management team of Eberl Iron Works, Inc. of Buffalo, NY, knew that updating business practices would benefit the metal fabrication and industrial framing company. Avenues to improvement were easy to identify, such as clearing floor space in the constrained production facility and improving product documentation and web presence. Eberl began a partnership with TCIE in 2006 that continues today, ranging from Lean efficiency improvements and CAD drafting support to soft skills training.
- Trained 30 employees in Lean concepts, including 5S, Value Stream Mapping and Pull/Kanban tools
- Improved e-business capabilities and leverage with online search engines through the assistance of a UB computer science graduate student
- Established CAD standards for product lines with the expertise of a UB mechanical and aeronautical engineering student
- Educated key employees in supervisory skills