How competitive are you?
How do you know how competitive you are? Most businesses don’t have any insight into how their peers are performing. You don’t know how much they’re spending or how efficient they are. If you don’t know what the industry averages are, how do you know if you are best in class, average or worse, at the very bottom? Gaining insights like this could be a game changer for your business. Knowing where you are compared to others will allow you to take the steps you need to ensure your performance is among the very best.
What are your challenges?
Find real savings, improve welding productivity and monitor your progress
Over the past decade, Airgas has created a database based on the more than 2,500 audits we’ve completed studying metal fabrication shops via the Welding Efficiency Analysis (WEA). As part of the Unlocking the Hidden Cost of Welding™ program, the WEA collects and analyzes key inputs about your business to help you realize where you’re wasting resources. As you continue through the program, an Advanced Fabrication expert will work with you to develop and implement a continuous improvement plan. After the implementation stage, we’ll help you stay on track by monitoring your progress using our Digital Welding Efficiency Analysis™ (DWEA™) dashboard. We want to be sure we’re doing everything we can to deliver sustainable cost savings to you.
Hear from one of our Advanced Fabrication experts
We’ve developed a unique way to use your manufacturing data to help you find areas for improvement and determine your overall competitive position.
Rob Tessier, CWI, CWS, National Director — Advanced Fabrication Technologies and International Fellow
Evaluate your cost to weld and other KPIs for your business
An Airgas Welding Efficiency Analysis provides you with insight into how your operation is performing and helps you quantify the real costs of any inefficiencies you may have. We can analyze your operation to help you evaluate cost to weld, travel speed, over welding, gas to wire ratio, MIG consumable efficiencies, plasma consumables efficiencies, operator factor and more. Get a preview of what you can learn from a Welding Efficiency Analysis with our interactive Weld Cost per Foot calculator and find out how you compare to the industry average.
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Resources to keep you ahead
Compete in the Metal Fabrication Industry
Learn more about the tools we offer to help you compete, including systematic savings programs and the expertise of our Advanced Fabrication experts.
Welding Efficiency Analysis: Like Blood Tests for Your Business
You need to check in on the health of your business just as you check on your own personal health. Find out more about how Airgas helps you analyze your organization's health and diagnose areas where you can improve.
Welding Efficiency Programs: Do or Do Not. There Is No “Try.”
Improving your welding efficiency takes a lot more than just trying to do it. You must fully commit to a program and stick with it to realize long-term success. Our expert shares some words of wisdom for companies who want to implement an efficiency program in their shop.
Unlocking the Hidden Cost of Welding
Listen to our customers describe their experience in the Unlocking the Hidden Cost of Welding class and the impact it’s had on the way they see their business.