Orbit Industries Chief Operating Officer Speaks at Tri-C Metro Business Workshop

Orbit Industries COO, Bob Aleksandrovic, was a presenter at a business workshop in March of 2017 on the use of Dashboards and Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s) in management. Dashboards are a visual tool employed to help clarify larger sets of data into a more concise picture of current performance. The event took place at the Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C) Metro campus and was organized by the college’s Goldman Sach’s 10,000 Small Businesses program.

Goldman Sach’s 10,000 Small Businesses is a program available through Tri-C for company owners in the small business community. Accepted applicants are exposed to a curriculum that allows students to gain important skills that can be immediately put into practice in their organizations. Topics such as marketing, production, and personnel management are regularly covered. 

The program is designed to help local small businesses grow and foster under a network of professional support that may not otherwise be readily available. Bob Aleksandrovic happens to be an alumni of the program and was asked speak to the group about how him and his team use Dashboards in their day-to-day operations.

To illustrate the concept, the discussion started off with defining what components make up the dashboard of a car. The audience listed off items such as the fuel gauge, speedometer, and thermostat. Bob then asked what Key Performance Indicators would cause the driver to react and at what speed would action be taken. Low fuel, high speed, and increasing thermostat temperature were cited as indications that the driver needed to take further action. An issue like high speed should immediately be corrected to avoid a speeding ticket, while low fuel would indicate that the driver needed to refuel soon, but may not require an immediate stop.

Following this example, he then went on to explain how a business dashboard functions in a similar fashion. The first step is to identify what KPI’s are essential to the success of the business, so that they can be measured. This data can be reported from all levels of the organization. Financial data from an income statement, sales numbers reporting amount of units sold, and quantity of units produced are just a few examples. Next a trending analysis is conducted to determine how the current selected KPI’s measure up to where they should be, based on the business case. This is also referred to as the target state. Following this, the audience broke into groups to build a sample dashboard for a case study and each group then presented their results. The exercise gave each attendee some practical experience that would aid them in developing their own dashboard.

Bob was happy to offer the benefit of his experience on this topic to current students and alumni of the 10,000 Small Business program. Orbit Industries, Inc. appreciated the opportunity to work with Cuyahoga Community College to support local entrepreneurs at this event. 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Orbit Expands Chemical Processing Department with Installation of New Etch Line

May 18, 2017 by Christina Torchia

On March 22nd, 2017 Orbit Industries, Inc. introduced a new Chemical Processing line for the etching of aluminum aircraft wheels and other aluminum products. The line is located at our company headquarters in Middleburg Heights, Ohio. The new line allows for increased inspection capacity in Aluminum Etching and was installed to respond to increasing customer demand. By segregating this process from its previous location it will also open up additional capacity for materials requiring Nital Etch, Titanium Etch, and other Chemical Processing services. The project was completed in 3 months from concept to production by the efforts of many staff members and input from one of our customers. The new line was an audacious task which needed to be completed in a short period of time to support the needs of one of our valued customers. I am proud that Orbit was able to accomplish such a task in such period of short time. After a month of operation we have created enough capacity to secure that

Posted in Business Development, Chemical Processing

Orbit attends Middleburg Heights Business Roundtable Discussion

May 17, 2017 by Christina Torchia

Orbit Industries Chief Operating Officer was a guest of Middleburg Heights mayor, Gary W. Starr, in a business roundtable discussion with U.S. senator, Sherrod Brown, on March 31st, 2017 at the Middleburg Heights Community Center. Orbit was asked to attend because of their company longevity and continued partnership with Middleburg Heights, since 1974. Mayor Starr invited Orbit to participate in the bi-partisan roundtable discussion along with sixteen other established community business leaders. Southwest General Health Center, Sunnyside Automotive Group, and the Cuyahoga County Public Library System were just a few of the organizations in attendance. The event was the first roundtable discussion in Middleburg Heights. However, Senator Brown has held over 300 other similar roundtable functions since 2007, visiting with 88 counties in Ohio. These discussions focus on ways to re-build the economy by working together with business owners, families, students, and educators. The input he

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Orbit Industries Chief Operating Officer Speaks at Tri-C Metro Business Workshop

May 10, 2017 by Christina Torchia

Orbit Industries COO, Bob Aleksandrovic, was a presenter at a business workshop in March of 2017 on the use of Dashboards and Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) in management. Dashboards are a visual tool employed to help clarify larger sets of data into a more concise picture of current performance.The event took place at the Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C) Metro campus and was organized by the colleges Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program. Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses is a program available through Tri-C for company owners in the small business community. Accepted applicants are exposed to a curriculum that allows students to gain important skills that can be immediately put into practice in their organizations. Topics such as marketing,production, and personnel management are regularly covered. The program is designed to help local small businesses grow and foster under a network of professional support that may not otherwise be readily available. Bob Aleksandrovic

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Orbit Opens 4th Subsidiary Location

May 01, 2017 by Christina Torchia

Orbit Industries, Inc. is excited to announce the opening of another subsidiary facility, OrbitNDT-DNK in Dunkirk, New York. This branch became operational on January 24th, 2017 within the facility of our customer and partner, Dunkirk Specialty Steel (DSS), and will ultimately operate as an independent laboratory at this location. (LINK) The expansion was fueled by the long standing business relationship between Dunkirk and Orbit and is designed to meet the growing needs of DSS for Ultrasonic (UT) bar stock inspection. Dunkirk Specialty Steel is a division of Universal Stainless, headquartered in Bridgeville, Pennsylvania. They are one of four Universal facilities, with other branches located throughout Pennsylvania and Ohio. Universal produces semi-finished and finished steel bar and plate products. Once sold, their products undergo further processing for use in the Aerospace, Oil and Gas, and various other industries. Dunkirk produces finished rod and bar products which are sold to

Posted in Business Development, Ultrasonic

Customer Spotlight: Aubert and Duval

March 27, 2017 by Christina Torchia

As a service company providing the essential testing which confirms the quality of aerospace components, Orbit considers the satisfaction of our customers to be the central building block of our business. Many of the long standing relationships we have cultivated have been decades in the making.The feedback we receive from our customers drives our internal discipline and commitment to continuous improvement. One such customer is Aubert Duval (AD). Founded in 1907 in Paris, France, Aubert Duval is a part of the alloys branch of the Eramet group. They supply metallurgical solutions in the aerospace, energy, and medical industries. Specifically, they focus on the development, melting, and hot processing of various steels and alloys. (Source: http://www.aubertduval.com/) Orbit Industries has been inspecting forgings, via Ultrasonic testing, for Aubert Duval since July of 2011. In that time, we have developed a strong relationship with AD staff and proven that we are capable of providing

Posted in Ultrasonic, Quality

2016 Bar Stock

January 27, 2017 by Christina Torchia

We are proud to announce that: 26,173,329 lbs of bar stock was inspected by Orbit Industries, Inc. and our subsidiaries in 2016. This is a 4.1% increase over 2015. We would like to thank our loyal customer base for choosing Orbit as their NDT source and look forward to the opportunity to provide that same high level of quality service in the coming year. Our online quoting system is quick and easy to navigate. Submit your request for quote today and a member of our staff will contact you once your quote has been prepared.

Posted in Ultrasonic

Consulting with Delta Airlines

December 19, 2016 by Christina Torchia

Orbit Industries Consulting was recently added as a vendor for Nondestructive Testing by Delta Airlines. Orbit conducted Nital Etch training for Delta at their Atlanta, GA hub in November of 2016. We look forward to assisting Delta with further NDT training and welcome the opportunity to work along side other airlines in the future. For more information regarding available consulting services, please contactus.

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Boeing Approval

December 18, 2015 by Christina Torchia

Orbit Industries has obtained additional Boeing approval to specification ASTM E2375 for Ultrasonic testing. The following codes have been added to the Boeing D1-4426 for Orbit: Code 436E for Flat Surfaces Code 437C for Round and Curved Shapes

Posted in Quality

Orbit Industries, Inc. Celebrates 50th Year in Business

July 22, 2015 by Christina Torchia

Orbit Industries, Inc. is proud to announce its 50th year anniversary as one of the leading providers of Nondestructive testing (NDT) services to national Aerospace and Defense Contractors. Nondestructive testing is one of the key tools used to confirm the quality of aerospace and aircraft components. For major domestic and international manufacturers, Orbit tests critical parts such as landing gears, jet engine supports, engine components, and hundreds of other critical parts. The company is commemorating the 50th year milestone with a series of employee events and an open house for their customers, vendors, and community officials to attend. Orbit Industries was founded in 1965 by James Clemons and a group of NDT experts with a commitment to excellence in Ultrasonic, Magnetic Particle, Liquid Penetrant, and Radiographic inspection techniques. Business operated out of two facilities in greater Cleveland until 1974 when they consolidated the two facilities, eliminated the Radiographic

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