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Category Archives: Human Capital

Featured WMEP Manufacturing Solutions Staff Member: Mark Hatzenbeller

Mark Hatzenbeller has navigated many twists and turns during a career in manufacturing that has spanned more than four decades. Hatzenbeller is a senior account executive at WMEP Manufacturing Solutions, where he has worked for the past 14 years. He […]

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Outsourced Management Services

WMEP Outsourced Management Services provides you with a manager or executive who is available part-time, for however long or short you need them.  The role is defined exactly as it sounds: a manager who devotes part of his/her time to […]

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Training Within Industry (TWI) Part 3: Scientific Thinking Enables Innovation and Teamwork

Posted by Rachel Miller Toyota Kata–a structured approach for creating a culture of continuous learning and improvement–had its beginnings in manufacturing. The word Toyota refers to the Japanese carmaker’s renowned production system methods and tools. A Kata is a routine practiced so its pattern becomes a […]

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Training Within Industry (TWI) Part 2: Helping Supervisors Solve Workplace People Problems

Posted by Rachel Miller The pressure on today’s workforce is considerable. COVID-19 has introduced new challenges. There are new rules about social distancing and personal protective equipment (PPE) gear. Workers may be dealing with changes to equipment and floor plan layouts […]

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Training Within Industry (TWI) Part 1: Practice Makes Perfect with On-the-Job Training

Posted by Rachel Miller Even before COVID-19, manufacturers were facing challenges on several fronts relative to hiring and retaining a high-performing workforce. In addition to the easily observed factors – lack of a qualified applicant pool, turnover and absenteeism, and under-performing […]

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Supervisory Skills

Enhance your skills and fill the gap with leadership development. Good leadership is not just characterized by the ability to motivate a group toward a common goal—it’s the ability to cross over from being a person employees HAVE to follow, […]

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Leader Development

WMEP’s Leader Development program is designed specifically for your company’s emerging leaders, project team leaders and managers who are responsible for supervising and directing employees. Leadership is a quality that can be developed and refined through practice and focus. Cultivating […]

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Apprenticeship Program Offers More Career Pathways, Helps Close the Skills Gap

Program meets demand for “learn while you earn” and a clear path to career advancement important to Generation Z Tina Berger August 26, 2020 Qualitydigest.com A manufacturing apprenticeship pilot program in Florida is taking a hybrid approach that replaces the traditional […]

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How Automation and AI May Help Level the Playing Field for Women in Manufacturing

July 30, 2020 By: Nicole Ausherman Women make up about 29 percent of the manufacturing workforce despite filling 47 percent of the positions in the overall workforce, according to the Manufacturing Institute. While there have been periods of growth and decline, the dynamic […]

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Getting Back to Business

          2020 was challenging for many. 2021 presents it’s own challenges. Manufacturers are positioning themselves to the make the most of the coming recovery. From our manufacturer pulse surveys and hundreds of conversations with manufacturers, we […]

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