An operator holding a tube checks the computer screen adjacent to his workstation, positions the tube just so against a backstop, checks the screen again, then initiates the cutoff operation. In less than 48 hours, that tube will be part of a finished golf club and in the hands of a customer who ordered it.
That make-to-order, quick-response environment has been a cornerstone to the success of Ping golf clubs. So said Nathan Tapp, product specialist, who brought a group of fabricators on a plant tour this morning. That tour kicked off The FABRICATOR's Leadership Summit, the 7th Annual Metal Matters, being held this year in Scottsdale, Ariz.