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Manufacturing Standards at Urban

Strict processes in place to meet customer demands for quality

We believe precision machining is more than achieving close tolerances. It is also about quality, price, delivery, documentation and compliance.

Urban Manufacturing has implemented lean manufacturing techniques, quality-assurance programs, and process-control systems to guarantee satisfaction. As our customers improve their systems through advancing manufacturing techniques, so do we.

ISO 9001:2015 Certification
This certification process ensures that Urban Manufacturing has implemented and will continuously improve on its quality management system that produces consistent parts and services.

PPAP
The Production Parts Approval Process is an automotive supply chain process to demonstrate that engineering designs and specifications are properly understood, and the manufacturing process will consistently meet customers’ requirements.

Cellular Manufacturing
A lean manufacturing workspace design system with a goal to eliminate waste and maximize efficiency through the organization of production teams into semi-autonomous multi-skilled teams, or work cells.

Value Stream Mapping
A lean manufacturing method for analyzing material flow and information in the production and supply-chain processes.

Kanban
A lean manufacturing JIT management system that calls for parts to be produced and delivered based on a pull, rather than push, model.

SMED, QCO, or Set-Up Reduction
Single Minute Exchange of Die, Quick Change-Over, and Set-up Reduction are terms referring to a set of lean manufacturing processes that enable fast, predictable job set-ups with minimal waste through process mapping and workplace organization.

TPM
Total Productive Maintenance is a lean manufacturing practice in which routine machinery maintenance is performed proactively on a near-continuous basis by the machine operator. This ensures greater equipment uptime and productive capabilities.

5S
A methodology for organizing and managing workspace and work flow in order to eliminate waste, maximize process efficiency and improve productivity.

Manufacturing Standards at Urban Manufacturing