Aside from specializing in custom turned wood and squared parts, we specialize in value. This is supported by our lean manufacturing principles. The very core of lean manufacturing is maximizing customer value while minimizing waste – using less to produce more, essentially. There are several ways lean manufacturing benefits our customers, including:
- Agility within production parameters and shipment
- Increased quality when mass production or “batching” is eliminated
- Lean means satisfaction, but never contentment
Our products and craftsmanship make things beautiful, functional, and one of a kind.
Lean manufacturing changes the focus we place on everything at Glacial Wood. Instead of looking at everything along separate paths to the finished product, we look at the entire path as a continual value stream. Eliminating waste along the value stream creates processes that need less human effort, less space, less capital, and less time. In this instance, less is more.