Dow Cover Company Inc.

INDUSTRIAL SEWING * EMBROIDERY * DESIGN * PATTERN MAKING * 70 YEARS OF SERVICE

Made In The USA Since 1947

UNIT PRODUCTION


At Dow Cover we use an ETON Unit Production System developed specifically to meet our customers' diverse requirements.


Several hundred carriers, each uniquely bar coded, are employed to move each item from operation to operation. A routing is programmed into a computer which in conjunction with an electronic line controller enables us to keep track of each individual item as it cycles through to completion. Production and quality data is accumulated in real time, so we know the status of any given job at anytime. Work in progress is kept to a minimum and throughput is exceptionally fast.


By utilizing Unit Production, Dow Cover has the ability to explicitly define capacity and to control work flow and throughput. A recent study funded by the Defense Logistics Agency found that users of unit production experienced worker productivity increases of 18.4% while quality improved 11.1%.