About Us

Proven to Solve the Manufacturing Skills Shortage

Scientific Management Techniques is the sole vendor of these uniquely effective manufacturing skills solutions.

SMT’s Manufacturing Skill Solutions are recognized as “Best Practice” productivity tools by many of the world’s largest and most respected manufacturing organizations.

Our Hands-On Skill Assessment Programs identify and measure the skills required to operate, maintain, and troubleshoot a modern manufacturing facility. Identifying skills and competencies prior to hire is the single most effective means to ensure a quality hire and drive productivity in industry. Many organizations assess their incumbent workforce and deliver targeted training based on the data.

SMT’s Assessment Devices are used in the hiring process globally for the selection and evaluation of Maintenance Mechanics, Machine Operators, Industrial Electricians, PLC Technicians, Electro-Mechanical personnel, Process Control Technicians, and CNC Operation Personnel.  We have over four decades of data and forty validation studies confirming the efficacy of this process.

Our Manufacturing Skills Training Programs train the critical hard skills required to optimize performance in a modern manufacturing facility. Troubleshooting skills are the focus, the heart and soul, of the curriculum.

SMT’s manufacturing skills training program is a Hands-On, 100% Demand-Driven program. The curriculum has been built by and for industrial operations professionals.  These manufacturing leaders possess an in-depth understanding of the skills required to optimize performance. These are the skills we train to.

Twelve of SMT’s manufacturing skills assessment and training programs are now recommended for college credit by the American Council on Education’s College Credit Recommendation Service (ACE CREDIT®).


SMT was founded in 1971 by Mechanical Engineer Mr. Richard Whouley. SMT’s first product was the mechanical assessment machine the Standard Timing Model (STM). SMT currently has five assessment machines deployed in forty-four countries; Mechanical Skills, Electrical Skills, PLC Skills, CNC Skills and Process Control Skills assessment machines.

In 1975, Mr. Whouley introduced the first five volumes of SMT’s Mechatronics Skills Training Curriculum. The program currently consists of 23 volumes with 89 units.

In 2010, we created our Education Division and currently partner with schools in nineteen states.


SMT is located in Merrimack, New Hampshire, USA. We have trained and certified personnel to deliver our services in over four hundred locations in forty-six countries.