2017 Leadtime Leader Winner Accepts Award at Amerimold

Graphic Tool demonstrates that size does not matter when it comes to bringing home MMT's annual Leadtime Leader Award.

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Approaching business deliberately, championing the process, optimizing customers’ outcomes and training future leaders, are the actions that helped Graphic Tool claim the 2017 Leadtime Leader title.

Leadership changes set this shop on a path of renewed purpose, fueled by data-driven, lean methodologies and deliberate, quality-controlled production.  Graphic Tool changed ownership, created a new management team and has been transforming its operations using lead methodologies, automation, a streamlined quoting system. collaborative planning and teamwork. 
“A lot of companies build molds. We like to say that we build the Formula One race car type of molds," says Graphic GM Don Smith.  He says it's the processes that drive the people, not the people who drive the processes.  "We set objectives, together with each employee, so that that they are agreed on and ultimately measured.”
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