The focus of this paper is a parts standardization/reduction project for Columbia Machine in Vancouver, Washington. Columbia Machine has annual sales of about $50 million in concrete products and material handling machinery and parts. Since Columbia's inception in the late 1930's, over 250, 000 engineering drawings have been generated, many of them single part drawings. Some of these parts are purchased, but most are manufactured by Columbia. The goal of the project is to reduce the number of active parts in Columbia's database and files.
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