How Can It Be?

How can a shop produce reductions in scrap, setup time, and tool costs when they are adding new trainees? Simple,---- they can't.

If you add new workers, those costs are going to go up, not down, even if you were able to hire fully trained personnel. So how did these firms produce the results indicated in these case study reports? They retrained their existing workers. The evidence shows that even individuals with 5, 10 or 20 years on the job can be improved enough to create a relatively large impact on costs. It is not the fault of the individual, it is the fault of the training techniques that were used. It left them with just part of the information they needed and no reliable resource to learn what remained except costly trial-and-error.

On-the-job training, where a new person works alongside an experienced employee, is simply not as effective as we all had hoped. Likewise, the factory sponsored three-day class, or the visit to the plant by the machine tool builder's engineer, doesn't seem to be much better. There is too much to learn and too few resources or time in which to do it.

The MasterTask approach has solved these problems. When you look over these case study reports, notice how similar the impact is across many different types of manufacturing equipment. You'll see approximately the same improvement in setup time reported for stamping presses, CNC machines, and automatic bar machines, despite the differences in the skills required. The reason? The one common element among all these manufacturing processes is the use of conventional training techniques.

If these courses can improve your existing workers, imagine what they will do for your new trainees? With 25 years of success behind it, MasterTask training has proven what can be accomplished with the right combination of content and instructional technique. Best of all, you can easily implement the MasterTask technique in your shop with the materials provided in any of our training programs.