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A cool educational oppportunity for manufacturers

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Automation, mobile, RFID, robotics, PLM—the list of “new things designed to improve manufacturing productivity” goes on and on. But as changes in manufacturing technology and systems reshape factory protocols at breakneck speeds, it can be difficult for busy OEMs to keep up.

If you’ve been in the workforce for 10+ years, chances are the skills you learned in school aren’t helping you navigate the new manufacturing landscape.

Fortunately, there are a few organizations tuning into this problem, and responding with some interesting educational opportunities—one of which is our partner, The Product Realization Group (PRG). PRG offers a two-month certification program starting this September that’s designed to help manufacturers incorporate best practices for product development and management into their business.

Topics include: integrating the engineering environment more fully into the product realization process; meeting the latest regulatory compliance requirements and reliability practices; employing data management and collaboration systems to enable best practices for configuration management; streamlining operations and structuring the modern supply chain in a way that makes business sense.

I’d love to be able to share more educational opportunities if there are any good ones out there, so if you know of any that would be useful I invite you to post them to the comments.

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Alex Gammelgard

Alex managed social media marketing and communications at Arena from 2011 to 2012. Although coming in fresh to the manufacturing industry, Alex is married to an engineer and is well ...

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