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Published: 8/1/2017

Do Not Underestimate Your Value to Customers, and Other Advice for Shops
Sharing a few of the takeaways from the recent NTMA Sales and Marketing Conference.

Published: 7/3/2017

Retired Machinists in a Contingency Staffing Role?
Temporary hiring of retired machinists can enable shops to quickly and easily change capacity when business ebbs and flows.

Published: 7/3/2017

Logical Reasoning Is a Critical Skill
Sound reasoning is a skill. Training and practice are needed, but even a few lessons in logic can help.

Published: 6/1/2017

A Common Workforce Problem That We Share
The challenges we face finding writing editors are similar to those you face finding skilled machinists and machine operators.

Published: 4/13/2017

A Lesson Often Missed
If math and science are presented in ways that make sense, the challenges can be exciting instead of tedious. Problem solving becomes fun instead of an exercise of memorization.

Published: 4/3/2017

Is “Why Bother?” the Most Urgent Question of Our Time?
This is a question that should bother us a great deal, because how individuals answer it affects the rest of society.

Published: 3/1/2017

Data from a Machine-Monitoring System Can Help Human Resource Management
Advanced Machining used FactoryWiz from Refresh Your Memory Inc. to go from simply buying more equipment when facing production constraints to becoming more efficient with machine monitoring.

Published: 2/1/2017

Who’s Your CTO?
Every manufacturing company needs a leader to promote technological progress.

Published: 12/1/2016

People and Systems
The 2016 election and its outcome offer two lessons manufacturers will recognize.

Published: 9/1/2016

New Titles, New Roles
Stepping up is what makes a good team great.