The huge flap over the Volkswagen “defeat code” for diesel EPA testing is a cautionary tale for all engineers and executives — regardless of product category. Gaming the system to
Ever get random gear questions thrown your way? As a rather public “gear guy” I am used to questions coming in via e-mail and try to answer promptly. It helps
How much can we trust our understanding of how things work? There was a special joint web ex meeting this week between two AGMA committees that got me thinking about
Continuing my rant on disruptive employees: a few posts ago I mentioned the ill will I engendered early in a new job by questioning the large percentage of shipments that
There has been some discussion on-line recently about how to deal with “disruptive employees.” As a charter member of this group I feel compelled to defend this misunderstood demographic. When
The American Gear Manufacturers’ Association [AGMA] will celebrate its 100th Anniversary in 2016. The party will begin with the Fall Technical Meeting [FTM] and Gear Expo in Detroit this October.
For many years my employers participated in AGMA’s Statistical Analysis Program. Member companies would fill out monthly reports on sales and various costs. These reports would be consolidated at association
A friend of mine is the inspection department for a custom machine shop. He is also the process engineer and, occasionally, a machine operator. Recently he made his first serious
Ever been handed a completely impossible promise by your boss with the expectation that you will find a way to “make it happen?” If so, you are in good company.