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Yes, There is an EXPENSIVE Large Skills Gap in Industrial IT in the U.S., Europe and the World

Hello All, Just got back from teaching in S. Korea the MESA Global Education Program's MES/MOM Methodology Program. This class had 22 YOUNG engineers in the class. Most were between 28 and 32. Most were end users and system integrators.

Charlie Gifford Is Teaching a MES/MOM Course in May

This just in. Charlie Gifford, author of the Hitchhiking Through Manufacturing blog right here on CG, is teaching the the MES/MOM Methodology Certificate of Competency (CoC) Program as part of the MESA Global Education Program (GEP). The course will be held in mid May in Boston. For details, go here.

Learn MES/MOM Methodology in Certificate Course

Good Day All, I am teaching the MES/MOM Methodology Certificate of Competency (CoC) Program as part of the MESA Global Education Program (GEP):

The Big 3 and UAW must discover the flexible knowledge worker

For the Big 3 and UAW to compete globally, they must change their monolithic manufacturing methods to adaptive manufacturing like Nissan who was the only auto manufacturer to make their 08 sales projection.   Why?  Nissan’s newest plants are able to adapt to market change by making 2-5 models across lines...

Setting Up the Manufacturing/IT Project to Fail

Hello All, Be nice to your mother and wife today. I am going to discuss how end users are setting themself up for failure or delayed success in implementing manufacturing operations management systems. It starts by not recognizing and realizing that a plant's capacity should not be based on head...

Time to Wrestle, Not Dance Around the Need for a MOM Implementation Standard

"The art of life is more like the wrestler's art than the dancer's." The Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius (reigned from 161 AD to 180 AD) was perhaps the only true philosopher-king in the history of the world. He formulated his pantheist Stoic beliefs with a passionate religious conviction.

The Last Day: Yokogawa's Dave Emerson Integrates the Enterprise

Adoption Standards Is Key in Business and Control System Integration. “There are people,” began Dave Emerson, principal systems architect for Yokogawa Corp. of America, “who believe that a non-standard approach to integration allows them to continue to differentiate themselves in the market. They are wrong.