FoSC #72: Tom Lefaivre of Anchor Harvey Components

Aluminum forging and data-driven approaches to metals manufacturing

This week, on The Future of Supply Chain, Santosh talks with Tom Lefaivre, president and CEO of Anchor Harvey Components. Anchor Harvey is known for having a data-driven approach and for how it controls the inputs into the process to ensure that parts are identical no matter when they are made in the process. 

Highlights from their conversation include:

  • Introduction to Anchor Harvey and what sets it apart (1:02)
  • Having a data-driven approach to forging (4:32)
  • Commonly forged products (6:39)
  • Monitoring the steps in the process (10:27)
  • Developing a process control system (11:51)
  • Is there an unraveling of globalization or just a course correction for supply chains? (15:48)
  • Staying relevant and offering value to customers (20:11)
  • Streamlining workflows (22:05)

Anchor Harvey is a data-driven aluminum forging company with a century-long legacy in precision manufacturing, engineering, and supply chain management. They’ve modernized the age-old aluminum forging process by introducing sophisticated technology to monitor and control every step of the operation, ensuring part consistency from 1 to over 1,000,000. Find out more about Anchor Harvey at

About The Future of Supply Chain:

During each episode of The Future of Supply Chain, we sit down with a different entrepreneur, investor, or industry veteran to discuss their story, views on the industry, and how we can collectively build the future of supply chain together.