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The Most Important Manufacturing Skill… Trainability

“How does a manufacturing company leader solve the skills gap? By emphasizing the only capability that truly matters.” IndustryWeek July 25, 2017 For more information on SMT’s manufacturing skill solutions, please click on the links below. Company Overview Presentation… Read More

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

SMT attends NCCET Conference – October 3-5, 2016 – Boston, MA

Scientific Management Techniques is the Platinum Sponsor for this year’s annual National Council for Continuing Education & Training (NCCET) Conference in Boston, MA.  The conference will take place from October 3rd-5th at the Westin Boston Waterfront. SMT provides two highly effective solutions to the Manufacturing Skills Shortage.  SMT… 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

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 “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