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Benchmarking Tour: WCT – May 16 (FULL)

Host Company – World Class Technology (WCT) website

World Class Technology (WCT), located in McMinnville, OR has quickly become a global leader in the latest Metal Injection Molding techniques. Years of refining techniques have created uncompromising quality, high yields, and cost efficiency. WCT’s state of the art equipment includes CAD/CAM design, CNC, EDM, Metal Injection Molding (MIM), Sintering and Coining.

Our first exposure to CI was in 2019 when we invited Oregon Manufacturing Extension Partnership to come in and help with a backlog problem in one of our production lines which resulted in a huge success. Since then, CI has been one of our main focuses for identifying Value Added and Non-Value Added steps in our production process. We’re still new to this CI mindset and still learning every day to be a waste-free company.

Tour Summary:

As we strive to create an engaged culture, we’re continuing to experiment with ways to provide exposure, create ownership, and celebrate success.  Our goal is to create a buzz around continuous improvement where everyone wants to be involved in solving problems, improving their processes, and creating high quality products.  While onsite, we’ll showcase:

  • Bright Idea Boards (idea suggestion system)
  • Internal ‘field trips’
  • Huddle boards – what we are measuring, how we are measuring, and why
  • Helping our production leads gain the knowledge and skills to lead their teams

Date: Thursday, May 16, 2024

Time: 9am-noon*

Location: World Class Technology, 1300 NE Alpha Drive, McMinnville OR (map link)

Additional networking opportunity:

At the conclusion of the tour, WCT and NWHPEC want to invite you to a no-host lunch ($10 cash) to continue the great conversations around what you saw, how you can apply it, and give you the opportunity to network and benchmark with others.  If you’d like to stick around to socialize and enjoy a bite to eat together, please share your intent when you RSVP.