It is no secret that Metcam was Georgia’s Manufacturer of the Year in 2018, although the path there was guided by decisions and experiences shared by Jerry Ward, Vice President of Operations and Co-Owner of this innovative manufacturer of metal fabrications and value-added services including assembly, logistics and inventory programs. Listen to this episode and learn how they did it.
Jerry Ward, vice president of operations at metro Atlanta-based Metcam, has been a leader in the manufacturing and metal fabrication industry for more than 30 years. His skill and commitment to teamwork and operational improvements have led him from his Air Force avionics technician role during multiple Apollo missions to industry automation pioneer and now co-owner of the Georgia Manufacturer of the Year. In addition to reducing lead times, the 72-year-old part-time ice cream aficionado is currently hard at work making the Metcam shop paperless and able to seamlessly harness quality data for the company’s Syteline ERP system.