Merrill Fabricators (MFAB) was approached by an Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) for the completion of a challenging project, with a strict time constraint. With its integrated services, MFAB was able to accept the project with the time constraint to meet customer needs.
MFAB was tasked with building a new style of drawbar for a large piece of earth-moving equipment. Accepting this challenge also meant accepting the time constraint. The OEM required MFAB to produce the drawbar with a 70% reduction of the original quoted time. With no previous experience with the customer’s part, MFAB met with the customers engineering team to understand critical requirement. The part required procurement, burning, fabrication, welding, machining, paint and inspection, all of which MFAB could provide the customer.
Meeting the customers’ expectations, MFAB’s Quality Team submitted a full PPAP report with zero deviations. From purchase order to delivery, MFAB was able to deliver the quality 800 pound drawbar to the customer in a matter of just three weeks. The customers’ time constraints and budget were satisfied.