Most day-to-day plant and engineering issues aren’t unique. Someone probably has solved the particular problem already. Finding an existing solution often is easier than devising a new one. The key is locating information about the problem and how it was addressed. Decades ago, companies kept libraries of technical resources for their employees to use as needed, and perhaps even had a librarian at a central location to help find information. In addition, individual plants often had libraries and made at least some effort to keep critical books and magazines on hand. Cost cutting has eliminated these practices. Personally, I have rescued many books and magazines from…Full Story
Companies ramp up efforts to enhance skills of recently graduated engineers.