Top Shops Video: How to Succeed at Lights-Out Manufacturing

Many shops are pursuing lights-out-manufacturing to improve their margins, but how how well does it work and what paths forward will reap these benefits?

In this video, Gardner Intelligence’s Chief Data Officer Steve Kline sits down with Modern Machine Shop Editor-in-Chief Pete Zelinski to discuss what Top Shops has to say about an important topic: lights-out manufacturing. Many shops are exploring it asa means of improving their margins, but does it work? See what they have to say.


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