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Published: 3/1/2018

It’s Still All About the Process
Processes are the foundation of manufacturing businesses. Take the time to review your processes for relevancy and fix those that do not meet requirements.

Published: 2/1/2018

Building Relationships in Emerging Markets
Parts for products in emerging markets can offer higher profit margins than those for legacy applications. The key is to get in tight with the product development engineers in those emerging markets.

Published: 12/1/2017

How One Small Shop Develops Shopfloor Talent
Here are a few of the workforce development practices a 30-person shop uses to grow its own shopfloor talent while providing pathways to manufacturing careers.

Published: 10/2/2017

The Drug Testing Dilemma
Even if attitudes are shifting toward greater tolerance of drug use, manufacturing employers see little choice but to keep up their screening.

Published: 9/1/2017

AUKOM Is Coming to the United States
The AUKOM coordinate metrology training standard originated in Germany, but it could become the de facto, global training method for future production metrologists.

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.