One More Problem?
Is it a big problem that a growing number of young people don’t seem to be mechanically inclined or handy in general?
I recently sat in on a roundtable discussion hosted by Gosiger that drew a handful of shop owners/managers in the Cincinnati/Dayton, Ohio area. The first question asked by Norm Vallone, president of MessageWorks who led the discussion on behalf of Gosiger, related to the prime challenges those shop principals faced. Not surprisingly, many pointed to the difficulty finding/growing good employees.
I wonder if this a problem that will be exacerbated because a growing number of young people don’t seem to be mechanically inclined or handy in general. Read this and consider commenting with your thoughts.
This shop has made a strong commitment to kaizen, so much so that it devotes five percent of company time to continuous improvement activities. This has led to multiple ideas that have enabled the shop to become more efficient and effective.
These two iPhone apps provide manufacturing professionals and students with quick access to helpful cutting tool information directly from their smart phones.
This manufacturer’s use of live-tool lathes overcomes labor cost in various ways. One of the latest sources of savings involves bringing another operation—hobbing—into these machines. INCLUDES VIDEO.