Downtime Costs Auto Industry

 Downtime Costs Auto Industry $22k/Minute – Survey

New survey of auto industry manufacturing executives shows stopped production costs an average $22,000 per minute Manufacturers say they need better machine maintenance

PEORIA, Ill. (March 27, 2005) – In a survey of 101 manufacturing executives in the automotive industry, from parts suppliers to engine makers to automakers, a majority say the cost of stopped production is incredibly high – an average $22,000 per minute. A majority also say they would outsource production machine maintenance as a way to make their factories run better. The research was commissioned by Advanced Technology Services, Inc. (ATS) and conducted by Nielsen Research.

While one minute of stopped production, or downtime, costs an average of $22,000, some survey respondents cite the figure to be as high as $50,000 per minute. With such high costs at stake, keeping production machinery operating smoothly is critical to a factory’s bottom line.

When executives were asked if they could outsource more factory services, Read More . . . .

The U.S. Auto Industry and the Ripple Effect

“It’s not necessary to have so many layoffs in the auto industry.  With all the Technology on the market today to help cut downtime costs and reduce production downtime we should be asking questions like  “Why aren’t the right decisions being made in the auto industry to bring aboard new technology that can reduce downtime and raise incremental profits and reduce layoffs.”

The Bartol Mag-Probe is a device that will lower downtime and increase production by simply reducing the amount of time that it takes to troubleshoot a problem on a production line and bring it back up to speed and thereby will naturally increase incremental profits.  It’s not just the Mag-Probe that can help these companies, there are many different technology products that can help, but if the Auto makers aren’t looking for a better way to manufacture their product they will continue to decline until their are no more auto workers building American made vehicles employed in the U.S.  Downtime Costs.

Cause and Effect!

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Bob Bartol has spent his whole life working with electronics in almost every capacity and spent many hours in Physics classes. He currently holds 4 U.S. patents and has been making a living off one of the patents "The Bartol Mag-Probe" for over twenty years. Bartol Research's Mag-Probe now has a global reach and is dramatically reducing trouble shooting downtime anywhere a solenoid valve. relay, or contactor is used. F111 Air Force Projects - European Flight Competition January 1968 Bob attended electronics school in the Air Force. Upon graduation he was assigned to a fighter wing in Germany. During his assignment he prepared seven aircraft for European competition. The fighter wings aircraft won the competition. Bob then returned to the United States and taught advanced radar for two years. Two years later, he returned to Europe. During this assignment, Air Force headquarters Europe selected Bob to open a Precision Measuring Equipment Laboratory (P.M.E.L) in England. It was the first of its kind in the Air Force. Upon his return to the United States, Air Force headquarters assigned Bob to Air Force research command in Florida. This was strictly a scientific assignment for research and development. After three years he moved from Eglin AFB in Florida to Edwards Air Force Base in California where he had direct contact with the National Bureau of Standards and supported research and development aircraft. During this assignment, he designed a modification for the TF X fighter (F-111). This modification made possible an additional 9800 flying hours per year. The F111 was the first swing wing aircraft in history. General Dynamics completed the modification prior to acceptance by the U.S. Air Force. Modification of F111 Aircraft General Dynamics March 1963 As a result of increasing this flying time Bob Received an award from Edwards Air Force Base for Increasing flying time of the F111 by 9,800 hours per year. The Award was Presented by Colonel Grumbles to TSGT Bob Bartol on June 17, 1963

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