Welded Tube of Canada Corp.

Welded Tube of Canada Corp.

Productivity Assessments


Located in Welland, Welded Tube of Canada is a leader in steel pipe and tube manufacturing, focusing on energy tubulars, hollow structural sections, and electronically welded tubes. The company approached the Walker Advanced Manufacturing Innovation Centre to investigate ways to improve its yard logistics without having to expand its inventory space.


The research team provided recommendations for areas of improvement: 1) Conduct a Value Stream Map of the facility analysis from receiving to shipping; 2) Dedicate a resource responsible for studying factors related to production and inventory constraints and 3) Create scheduling rules using the above information to optimize throughput.