“We wanted to standardize our programming software,” explained NC Programming Manager, Kennedy Chosco. “Four different software systems were evaluated. Among other software features, dimensioning and drawing capabilities were important. SigmaNEST was selected because it offered a comprehensive list of functionality beyond nesting.”
To maintain its leadership position, Liebovich Steel & Aluminum Company (a subsidiary of Reliance Steel) invests in the latest technology and equipment to continually improve its mix of products and services. Several years ago the company began replacing older fabrication machines with newer models. That opportunity was used to update manufacturing software as well.
In the past material remnants were both excessive and managed manually. Today material drops are significantly reduced; in some instances 130 drops were reduced to 10. Other instances have even shown drops approaching zero. SigmaNEST’s automated solution has delivered a 3% improvement in scrap reduction.
The bottom line is a 30% – 40% increase in production without adding personnel or machinery.
“We are excited by the results,” said Chosco. “These improvements are very evident and visual. When the entire company can see cost-savings and efficiency improvements, everyone gets excited.”