First Pass Yield Improvement Creates Dramatic Reduction in Lead Time
The Carlyle Johnson Machine Company is a Bolton, Connecticut manufacturer that designs and builds brakes and clutches for specialty applications. Their products are found in components for airplanes, satellites, surgical robots, military tanks, fire trucks, and more.
For over 100 years, Carlyle Johnson (CJ) has become known as the “go-to” brake and clutch manufacturer for parts used in manufacturing facilities across the nation – such as electric utilities, textile producers, packaging, and mining/drilling companies.
Carlyle Johnson prides itself on providing the highest quality, most innovative products and services in a global marketplace environment of increasing competition.
In an ongoing effort to defend its market share and improve its manufacturing and support processes, Carlyle Johnson introduced a Continuous Improvement (CI) implementation initiative at the company to harness the talent of its workforce.
Having previously worked with CONNSTEP, Connecticut’s representative of the Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP), CJ opted to send one of its shop employees to its Continuous Improvement Champion Certification (CICC) program to refresh his CI skills, apply them at the company, and share his knowledge with fellow employees.
The Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) is the next step in the Department of Defense (DoD) efforts to protect U.S. defense manufacturing supply chains from cyberthreats.
Manufacturers doing business directly or indirectly for the DoD, GSA, and NASA must meet Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) minimum cybersecurity standards or risk losing contacts.