At Knight, we maintain total manufacturing control from start to finish, including steel fabrication, welding, assembly, quality control, testing, shipping, and inventory.
Operational Excellence initiatives have been at the core of Knight manufacturing since 2001. These initiatives are used by Knight to better meet customer needs while driving out waste in our business processes. Six Sigma, Global Sourcing, and Value Stream Mapping (VSM) are a few business management tools used in our Operational Excellence effort. Knight uses these tools to implement change in a strategic, data-driven method. With these tools, our company can systematically capture and analyze data, make changes to our existing processes, and take control of improvement outcomes. Manufacturing techniques such as Demand Flow Technology, Kaizen, Lean, and Kanbans are being leveraged to reduce lead times and ensure better on time delivery.
The implementation of Demand Flow Technology and Kanbans have dramatically improved output and quality in our work cells. Many assemblers are cross trained to work on more than one production line to meet demand for the hundreds of standard and custom products we build. The use of sophisticated mapping techniques eliminate "non-value added" steps in the process and enable us to pass the benefits to our customers.
Our on-site manufacturing resources give Knight the flexibility to be a build to order company. With in-house engineering, programming, steel fabrication, welding, assembly, and quality control, Knight is able to offer unique solutions and custom build a unit to fit your precise needs. Control of the production of a product from the design to the assembly allows Knight to differentiate you from the competition.