PEOPLE Our core value is to invest in our people, not only to continually improve productivity, but so we can really know -and respond to- our customer's business challenges, anticipate opportunities and help you gain an advantage. Our people are a mix of highly-skilled tool-makers and new-world CNC experts, and our founder helped to create Northern California's most successful machinist apprenticeship program a quarter-century ago. That program (California Tooling & Machining Apprenticeship Association) has since its inception trained nearly 400 journeyman machinists for more than 60 shops across the state.
PROCESS Beyond "good parts at a fair price" ... today's competitive landscape demands the ability to exploit flexible production schedules and to continually improve unit costs, optimize inventory expenditure and reduce cycle time. At Datum we implement repeatable, reliable processes, technologies, quality assurance and proven best-practices with one goal in mind - to provide you, our customer, with a trusted, reliable and supplier partnership.
TECHNOLOGY By itself, technology - without the investment in people and process - is almost worthless. We employ the latest software and hardware technologies ... including ERP, multi-axis CNC, shop scheduling, advanced CAD/CAM and tool-path algorithms ... and we enhance the effectiveness of those tools through a rigorous investment philosophy that demands the return-on-investment benefits our customers - and our bottom line.
QUALITY At Datum, we practice a Total Quality philosophy. What that means is that from your first contact and drawing-consultation with us - through the entire life-cycle of your product - we're your trusted partner along the way. Regardless of "who" is performing the work ... material supplier, outside (heat, plating) or our own personnel ... we give you visibility and we follow industry best-practices to provide traceable, proven and reliable quality products, the first-time and every-time.