When I was a process engineer at a large cabler, we could reconfigure our fiber optic process lines in about 20 minutes. In a 3-shift day, we could produce 8 different products. Unfortunately, most cablers don’t enjoy this level of efficiency. Cablers large and small struggle when reconfiguring process lines for new, add-on products. Process engineers find they need to call on a lot of different skills, technologies, and knowledge in multiple areas. They discover that substantial expertise is required to efficiently – and appropriately – reconfigure a process line……..
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