talks every day about their particular process.
Using Internal Process Audit,
AIS measures the processes to
make sure the final product is
according to spec.
They don’t wait to inspect the
product at the end.
“We’re not inspecting the
product itself, we’re inspecting
process parameters,” Braun said.
“How much glue is applied?
What is the viscosity? It’s called a
AIS is a $170 million office
furniture manufacturer. They
make partitions, desks, benches,
casegoods, tables and seating.
AIS won the Shingo Prize for
Operational Excellence back in
Also, there are 10,000 solar
panels on the roof in Leominster
that generate half of needed
energy for the AIS building.
AIS has a web-based system in
which a customer can enter an
order, and the system will process
the information seamlessly.
Stiles Software woodCAD/CAM
integrated software is used for 3D
design and manufacturing.
AIS can do any custom color,
fabric, or custom size. “If the
customer wants a custom fabric
or custom size of work surface
or cabinet, we can do it,” Braun
Edgeband can be any contour the
customer specifies, including a
variety of inside and outside curves.