The 5 Ms of Efficiency ExplainedNovember 25, 2019
Key Principles for Better Products and Better Business
Synopsis: 5ME Cryogenic Machining delivers significant, tangible efficiency benefits to our customers in five specific areas where efficiency improvements deliver the greatest value—what we call “the 5Ms of Efficiency.”
For businesses in almost every industry, the ability to execute efficiently is the factor that is most likely to determine the ultimate success or failure of any project—or of the company itself. This is especially true in manufacturing: heightened global competition, technological change, and other factors have made efficiency optimization a do-or-die endeavor for many companies.
5ME® has always placed a premium on maximizing the efficiency of our enterprise, processes, and operations. In addition to providing us with the firmest foundation for continued success, this also provides direct benefits to our customers; the improved service we can provide through our heightened efficiency helps them to meet their own unique challenges.
For example, 5ME Cryogenic Machining delivers significant, tangible efficiency benefits to our customers in five specific areas where efficiency improvements deliver the greatest value—what we call “the 5Ms of Efficiency.” These are:
It takes great people to make great products, and 5ME Cryogenics helps them do it more safely and efficiently. This helps companies to attract and retain the most committed and highly skilled people, who are attracted by the ability to work with the latest technologies and in the cleanest possible environment.
The advanced materials used in many of today’s cutting-edge products require advanced fabrication processes. 5ME Cryogenics makes it easier to machine hard-to-cut materials, improving performance and part quality—even for new, stronger specialty alloys.
When machines work more efficiently and effectively, their productivity improves. 5ME Cryogenics enables machines to perform at optimum efficiency while reducing tooling wear. This helps conserve capital resources by reducing the need for additional machines and the frequency of tool repair or replacement.
Better methods can create better products—and a better, cleaner, safer environment. 5ME Cryogenics eliminates hazardous chemicals and pollutants, creating a safer and cleaner workplace while doing away with toxic waste and emissions from chemical coolants.
Ultimately, efficiency means producing more while spending less. 5ME Cryogenics’ ability to cut costs, reduce waste, and boost productivity adds up to increased revenues and maximized productivity—and a stronger, more competitive business.
In an increasingly competitive manufacturing environment, there are very few businesses that can afford to make continual efficiency improvement anything less than a top priority. 5ME understands that our role extends well beyond providing innovative Cryogenic machining solutions to our clients; it’s our job to help them do what they do better, faster, and more cost-effectively than ever before. The 5M principles are central considerations in all aspects of our internal operations as well as in the Cryogenic products we produce; by employing them internally, we are able to optimize the quality of the service we provide and the products we produce. This enables us to better anticipate and serve the needs of our clients, and develop solutions to meet them.
The drive to optimal efficiency is a journey, not a destination—and 5ME does its best to assist our customers every step of the way.