MEASURE ONCE, CUT TWICE

MEASURE ONCE, CUT TWICE
Yes, we’ve all made that mistake, measure once and you better hope you cut it long, so the second cut will be on spec. Otherwise you’ve ruined the work.  The proper phrase, measure twice… seems to apply to many things we do around the shop.  When receiving a job from a customer is a great time to practice. “Ask Twice” to be sure you know exactly what you are working on, including the vehicle Vin number.  When ordering parts, “Verify Twice” to be sure you and the sales rep know the parts list, application, sizes, etc.  When machining, “Check Twice” to be sure your specs are accurate.  When delivering the finished work, “Thank Twice” to be sure your customer knows you appreciate them.

Steve Rich
Sterling Bearing, Inc.
N. Kansas City, MO
April, 2021