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The Manufacturing Skills Gap – A Look at the Hard Data

By now most of us have heard of or experienced the effects of the Manufacturing Skills Gap. There has been plenty of debate on whether it is a skills gap, a skills mismatch, a wage gap, or whether the whole concept is a socio-political fabrication. We, at Scientific Management… Read More


A Manufacturing Dilemma – Who Needs What Training?

Our manufacturing clients are often faced with the dilemma of knowing that their workforce needs training but not knowing who needs what training.  Delivering the same training to everyone is both expensive and inefficient; negatively impacting the ROI of most organizations’ limited training funds. Before we apply… Read More

Training Effectiveness in a Manufacturing Environment

The numerous factors that can be used to evaluate training options in manufacturing can be overwhelming, especially with the surge of e-learning opportunities.  There is no doubt that e-learning can have a place, but we should be careful not to let ease of application, short term cost savings, and speed… Read More

American Council on Education Initiative Press Release

Scientific Management Techniques Announces Eight Manufacturing Skill Courses and Four Hands-On Assessments are Recommended for College Credit by the American Council on Education SMT’s programs solve the manufacturing skills shortage; deployed by Fortune 500 Manufacturing organizations in Thirty-Seven countries. MERRIMACK, N.H., March 21, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Scientific Management Techniques Inc.,… Read More

Maintenance Training and Asset Management: Creating Value in Manufacturing

With all the efforts, strategies and objectives surrounding preventative and predictive maintenance, not one can be accomplished without a properly targeted training program.  This article on http://www.uesystems.com “Education and asset management: Reliability minus training equals failure” details some of the areas maintenance managers should focus on when considering… Read More

Implementing a Lean Labor Strategy

How do I align my skilled labor with real time changes in demand?  How do I utilize labor as a source of competitive advantage?  How do I align training programs to maximize productivity? These are questions any manufacturing organization should ask and take action to address. Gregg Gordon describes Lean… Read More

Solving a Crisis: Closing the Manufacturing Skills Gap

The Manufacturing Skills Crisis: There is a lot of benefit derived from raising awareness of the problem. Unfortunately, as the data indicates, that problem is only going to get worse and reversing decades of negative information and influence over manufacturing is not going to change quickly. Here are some grim… Read More