Taking an aerospace or defense component from prototype to production can be done quickly working with Superior. We have a dedicated prototyping cell and our experienced team of machinists, engineers and quality control personnel are capable of producing a wide variety of prototype parts.
We can provide engineering support for your prototypes. We have both CNC machining centers and lathes and manual machines to create aerospace components in a variety of materials including aluminum, stainless steel, titanium, inconel and more.
We have grinders and other ancillary equipment to provide support for our prototype cell. Our staff is especially skilled at producing thin-walled components. We have a PPM count well below the industry standards.
Superior has several rapid reaction production cells always with excess capacity to service time-critical orders including Emergent needs including AOG (Airplane On Ground).
Superior’s facility contains a variety of 4-axis and 5-axis CNC horizontal and vertical machining centers, in addition to 5-axis multi-tasking CNC turning lathes in several production cells.
The team can provide rapid manufacture of Emergent components quickly, without interrupting our normal contract manufacturing production schedule. We also source materials, manage finishing processes and provide kitting or assembly when needed. The efficiencies we gain through managing the supply chain help save time and reduce overall costs and time in production.
Superior utilizes multiple flexible manufacturing work cells for short run machining which have enabled us to provide world-class production for a broad range of industries. Our processes and equipment combine to create an efficient workflow that minimizes downtime and shortens our already quick turnaround times. By utilizing the variety of CNC milling and CNC turning machines we have at our disposal, along with ample free capacity, we can provide lean manufacturing for long or short run machining projects.
Our Exact JobBoss ERP/MRP software not only manages our production scheduling, pull systems, kanban, and forecasting, it can monitor clients’ inventory systems. This allows us to reduce lead times for many orders. Our efficient production scheduling helps us to maintain an on time delivery rate of 95 to 100 percent, receiving many customer awards for service and quality.
Cost control is one of Superior’s driving forces in producing precision aerospace parts. To ensure our customers get added value from their CNC parts program, we focus on making our aerospace machining services as efficient as possible.
We consistently use Lean Manufacturing practices including 5-S Workplace Organization, Cellular Manufacturing, Quick Changeover, Total Productive Maintenance and more to help us identify and eliminate waste. This helps keeps our costs competitive and helps us constantly improve our existing processes, while also building optimal flow into our processes from the beginning.
Quality control is another important way we reduce waste. We’re AS9100 and ISO 9001 certified, and utilize SPC (Statistical Process Control) to monitor key characteristic dimensions of our precision aerospace parts. This allows us to quickly identify problems in our production and correct them. We operate with a PPM (Parts Per Million) well below the industry standard so you know your resources are being utilized effectively.
We also control cost through our parts program management. We can source materials and provide engineering support before production begins. We can also manage finishing processes including anodizing, dry film lubrication, mag-particle and fluorescent-particle inspection, powder coating, platings and more.
Lastly, we provide assembly and kitting services so your parts arrive ready for use. The efficiencies we gain by managing the supply chain lead to savings in both time and money.
Superior provides LTA (Long Term Agreement) and other contract manufacturing services through strong demand management and execution best practices.
Our Exact JobBoss ERP/MRP software not only manages our production scheduling, pull systems, kanban, and forecasting, it can monitor clients’ inventory systems. We also integrate with our clients’ supply chain and kanban inventory management systems and forecast their future demand. This ability to anticipate our customers’ orders allows us to efficiently plan our production and offer reduced lead times, which helps our customers keep their projects on schedule.
This combined approach allows us to reduce lead times for many orders. Our efficient production scheduling helps us to maintain an on time delivery rate of 95 to 100 percent, receiving many customer awards for service and quality.
Superior has offered managed Inventory services as one of our value added activities to our customers for many years. This ability to anticipate our customers’ orders allows us to efficiently plan our production and offer reduced lead times, which helps our customers keep their projects on schedule.
Superior monitors customer inventory levels, replenishes inventory in our finished goods warehouse when signaled, and manages the inventory levels and production schedule to ensure that no schedule disruptions occur. Our Exact JobBoss ERP/MRP software not only manages our production scheduling, pull systems, kanban, and forecasting, it can monitor clients’ inventory systems.
Superior can significantly reduce customer supply chain activities and allows the customer to focus their resources in other areas. This service can also reduce required inventory levels, thus improving cash flow and reducing inventory space requirements.
Superior provides its customers with a variety of aerospace kitting services. Assembling kits ourselves helps streamline the flow of components to our customers’ assembly lines.
We create flexible solutions to meet our customers’ needs, engineering and designing kits in various shapes and sizes utilizing shrink-wrap, foam, labeled boards and customized cases.
We also provide warehousing and detail storage facilities where finished goods may be stored and kitted to customer specifications.
Our efficient, in-house kitting services increase the efficiency of the assembly process, allowing our customers to enjoy the benefits of lower inventory, fewer suppliers and reduced floor space.
Superior has a team of experienced designers who create detail, assembly and installation tooling, fixtures and gages to meet our customers’ specific needs. Working closely with our customers, we understand all the tooling standards that need to be applied.
Our capabilities include tool design, gaging analysis and full manufacturing build and testing services for everything from small assembly and drill jigs, to inspection gages for in-process checks to complex machining and grinding fixtures.