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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

The Standard Timing Model – Quantifying Industrial Skills for Hiring

The manufacturing skills gap is becoming an ever more extensive problem as global manufacturing continues to rebound. One of the most difficult tasks for hiring managers in the industrial space is getting a true read on the hard skill sets of job candidates. Difficulty finding qualified labor to fuel that growth… Read More

Finding Hidden Talent in your Manufacturing Workforce

One of the keys to develop a successful manufacturing workforce is the ability to identify and nourish existing talent.  This is especially true as the skilled labor supply continues to dwindle, and demand continues to increase.  This skills gap threatens the bottom line profitability of manufacturers everywhere. Large Fortune… Read More