Wednesday, April 22, 2015




No Ship on Fridays

We have a saying here that we don’t ship on Fridays. This is a goal, not a law. For 40 years, our CEO has noticed the universal trend that factories rush shipments to meet weekly, quarterly and annual targets, resulting in the “hockey stick.” By focusing on daily shipments instead of weekly, our company is not overstaffed 4 days out of 5 and our employees are not shipping bad parts with sloppy documentation. When you visit our plant, you will not see people rushing around fighting fires to hit shipment numbers. We move more like a duck in a pond: we look steady above the surface and there are a lot of activity happening underwater to keep us gracefully moving forward. In this video, NATEL reveals how the simple act of not shipping on Fridays makes for a more efficient and effective company.