Joe Arvin is a veteran of the gear manufacturing industry. After 40 years at Arrow Gear Company, Joe Arvin is now President of Arvin Global Solutions (AGS). AGS offers a full range of consulting services to the manufacturing industry. His website is www.ArvinGlobalSolutions.com and he can be reached by email at ArvinGlobal@Gmail.com.
In manufacturing, there are many aspects of a company that contributes to success. However, there is one characteristic that rises to the very top of the prioritized list. This is the ability to be competitive.
In the manufacturing business, there are a great number of variables that factor into the formula for success. I’m sure all would agree on the basics, including competitive capabilities, quality and pricing. Obviously, you must have a wellequipped facility, good people and efficient systems. However, I’d like to suggest that there is another variable that must not be overlooked.
As you might imagine, I talk to many gear industry people through the course of my day-to-day activities. And there is one question that I hear over and over again. "Joe, we need an experienced gear process engineer. Do you know anyone who's available?"