Entries by Tim Smith

MERLIN can help you with your personnel challenges

It is a common complaint that personnel shortage impedes operations significantly. Retirement transitions tribal knowledge out of the company. The loss of tribal knowledge disrupts operations. Personnel leaving for other positions. Whether the personnel are team members with time vested in the company or relatively new hires transitioning through your company, both wreak havoc on […]

The 80-20 Rule Will Drive Technology Adoption

The Origin Vilfredo Federico Damaso Pareto was an Italian civil engineer, sociologist, economist, political scientist, and philosopher. Among his many accomplishments, he is best known in engineering circles for his contribution of the Pareto chart and the 80-20 rule. Within the manufacturing universe, the Pareto chart predominantly identifies constraints by severity. Scrap by quantity or […]