In an interview with Quality Magazine, president of manufacturing consulting company Advanced Technology Services Jeff Owens speaks about the culprit behind-and remedies to--U.S. manufacturing’s shrinking skilled labor pool.
Nearly all problems that result in deviation from specification can be eliminated at the front end of the manufacturing process using powerful analytical tools available in the computer aided manufacturing (CAM) software.
A little-know yet important subject, the performance curve of a device is a concept that allows us to evaluate a device’s behavior in several points along the engineering specification range. Through the results of this field of study, it is possible to determine the probability of acceptance of each measured part of the studied device.
A $230 billion manufacturer not only acquired and implemented a master data management (MDM) system, but sought to change the company’s operational strategy to ensure that critical product data was accurate, relevant and actionable.