Our investment in robotics and advanced technologies is vital to our continued growth. The Oklahoma Manufacturing Alliance has been there to support our development and integration with its unique capabilities. There is no organization, public or private, able to provide that kind of expertise.
Cothran met with Torres and Matt Zinter, VP of operations. Along with other leaders, the team developed a strategy that added to its workforce while increasing the efficiency of its production flow. With the help of applications engineers working for the Manufacturing Alliance, RISE invested in new robotic equipment and other advanced technologies. At the same time, Cothran ensured the company was able to push forward in its ongoing continuous improvement efforts, along with business transformation activities like training and long-range strategic positioning.
Success with an initial collaborative robot integration led to five new robotic cells that boosted production and reduced lead times for waiting clients. In addition, Cothran secured several new and local supply chain partnerships for peripheral components that allowed RISE to refocus on core operations.