No two corporations need the same thing
We begin with the assumption that "one size does not fit all." So our first effort is to identify your corporate needs and suggest alternative solutions. In some cases, the solution might require long-term archiving. In other cases, the they might require immediate information on the shop floor using brand-new, just-in-time instruction. Typically, this takes little more than a single, face-to-face conversation with the right people and an examination of existing media capabilities.
Consulting and Training at Your Facility
Let's suppose that employee turnover is damaging your bottom line. One of the problems is whenever you hire a replacement, he or she has to be trained. Worse, while the new employee is being trained, some of your best people are off the line; productivity is down and quality is suffering. You no more than get the employee operating at an effective level and someone else quits. According to some economists, the result of this scenario for a manufacturing company of 1,000 people can be $40 million/year lost.
Now let's suppose that we arrive at your site and show you how to capture the entire process and make any part of it available to any employee any time he or she needs it -- any employee, any time, any place, at any pace.
When a new employee comes into the company, he or she goes through the normal initial training at human resources and moves out onto the floor. Your best employees stay in place, the new employee uses the technologies we have shown you how to create and self-instructs.
If your corporation is currently putting together its training program, or is considering sweeping changes, we can assist you in designing components that that include Process Preservation Technologies. We can put a complete project together, demonstrating how we do it and explaining why we make the choices we make. In the end, your corporation has a completed project and an informed staff.
Onsite Instruction at Your Facility
Suppose you have an effective training program, and all you really need is to pick our minds. If your corporation houses a well educated training staff, we can provide them with a theoretical foundation and practical demonstration of our technologies. This can often be done in a one or two day instruction set, plus online support from our research lab at USU.
In an environment such as this, the trainers should have no difficulty understanding our research. In fact, there is a good chance they will immediately modify it and meet your needs better than we ever could.
Many companies have no use for a training staff. They might have one or two IT professionals who have neither the time nor inclination to master complicated preservation techniques. In these cases, we can arrive onsite with the appropriate tools capture the critical processes, bring everything back to the lab and produce the completed projects to meet your corporate needs. You can expect us to be onsite at your location for no more than two days -- one at the beginning of the project and one at its end.
For example, you outsource the manufacture of a CNC milled part to three different vendors. You know exactly how you want the part made . . . how do you get them to consistently follow your best practices? We capture the "best practices" and produce a just-in-time teaching environment that your vendors can use as they proceed.
Cost a Concern?
We have a trained cadre of students who can work as extended interns. Our system permits them to work onsite while continuing their educations here on campus (online). Rather than pay a consultant to come to your site and produce a project, you could hire an intern at a more reasonable rate and to both of you a great service.
We provide the interns with the technical support they need to do a good job -- though you would have to provide the hardware and software.
Cost Still a Concern?
We have been working online with clients and students since 1994. We were the first online program of our type, anywhere. We can discuss your needs without coming to your facility using conference calling, threaded discussion, and email. We can teach you how to do these projects. It is not as easy, and it is more time consuming, but it works very well if the learners at your end have the fundamentals we need.
Our expertise is in capturing and preserving
we can capture and preserve critical skills for you
or we can teach your staff how we do it.