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Ready and Reliable Manufacturing

We’ve spent years perfecting our formula for scheduling and capacity planning so we can accommodate your new custom metal fabrication projects. We deliver on what we promise and meticulously set up the infrastructure — more than 1,000,000 square feet of space over six facilities — to do so. That’s why we can anticipate and address potential issues before meeting with clients. 

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Project Management

Whatever inventory, staff, or logistical barriers arise through the course of a project (or hypothetical project), our system and internal processes allow us to mitigate issues well in advance. As with every business with tight deadlines and challenging production cycles, flexibility and preparedness are qualities which cannot be overstated. We believe the only way to meet client demands is proactive planning to cut constraints and create effective solutions to meet spontaneous challenges.

With that in mind, new clients can expect a first-class experience from the initial conceptualization of a product to the first prototype and beyond. We walk clients through every step of our methodology so they understand the exact product specifications, workflow, cost, quality control, and precisely when to expect delivery.

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Anchor Envision

Inspired by the Theory of Constraints (TOC), Anchor Envision is a flexible project management system that allows us to customize the manufacturing process for each client. Since each client’s product is unique with its own inventory, staffing and delivery requirements, our system prioritizes our workflow to maximize efficiency. Provided our Envision system is entirely digitized, we can handle constraints as they arise and move assignments immediately as they’re completed. Envision gives Anchor an immensely powerful system few competitors can replicate. For an in-depth look at Envision, contact us to schedule a plant tour to see for yourself.

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Risk Management

Our quality assurance staff deliver one of our most valuable resources: feedback to constantly improve our contract manufacturing processes. The quality of the team’s product review perpetually sharpens our ability to deliver near-perfect quality for all products we manufacture and deliver at Anchor. Utilizing state-of-the-art quality control machinery, we can calculate exact tolerances of finished parts. This lets us know we’ve done our job the right way, and fix it if we didn’t. Through investment in risk management and working with some of the largest OEM’s in the country on best practices, we continue to reduce our PPM (parts per million defective).

As importantly, nothing escapes the ever-watchful eye of quality control. The quality expectations we maintain for the products we fabricate often exceed those of current industry standards. A product will not ship until it checks out with risk management. You can also expect healthy correspondence as a current or past client in order to improve newly created parts or resolve any issues. Ever approachable, our staff works until you are absolutely satisfied with a finished product.

We are an ISO 9001 registered facility, an ASME-certified stamp holder and maintain additional certifications. 

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New Product Introduction

Anchor’s NPI process is designed to ensure customers experience a seamless transition between First Article and high-volume deliveries. Our exhaustive planning mitigates the risk buyers associate with awarding parts to new suppliers. Speed to market is vital to our customer’s new programs, therefore NPI yields two results: a quality, on-time PPAP delivery and a stable, repeatable manufacturing plan that can immediately support production volumes. Our team of engineers and SME’s participate in a weekly NPI Launch meeting to discuss and review every new part Anchor is awarded. All new parts are designed in SolidWorks by our engineering team so any questions, concerns or potential cost-savings are identified by our team before production begins. Anchor’s New Product Introduction process was built around helping our customers achieve success with their end-users.

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