Scientific Management Techniques Achieves Record Growth in Revenue and Earnings in FY2013 Driven by Doubling of Demand in Industrial and Education Markets.

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Strong Growth Reflects Wide Adoption of SMT’s Programs to Mitigate the Manufacturing Skills Shortage.

Scientific Management Techniques (SMT) reported record growth in 2013 due to strong demand for its manufacturing skill solutions in both industry and formal education. The company has two operating divisions, the Manufacturing Skills Assessment Division and the Manufacturing Skills Training Division. SMT has been improving manufacturing workforce skills since 1971; their programs are currently deployed in thirty-two countries.

“Our industrial clients embrace the assessment program and the skills training program due to the bottom line impact these solutions deliver,” states SMT President Stephen Berry. “These are powerful productivity tools that solve the significant manufacturing skills shortage currently faced in North America and increasingly around the globe. In the hiring process, the Hands-On Performance-Driven Assessment Machines identify candidates that possess the ‘Hard Skills’ required to operate, maintain and troubleshoot a manufacturing facility. The assessment machines take the guess work out of the hiring process. Identifying skills in the hiring process lowers the risk and cost of hiring while dramatically improving performance. Many of our clients have been using these assessment machines for several decades. In addition to the hiring process the machines are used to identify the specific training needs of incumbent employees. With the assessment data we deliver highly targeted training. Specific, targeted training of this nature drives industrial performance and increases the ROI of training dollars spent.”

SMT recently introduced its fifth industrial skills assessment program, the Process Control Assessment Program, and they plan to launch another new line, the Servo/Robotics Assessment and Training Program later this year. “Our assessment machines and methodologies are designed and built through close collaboration with our global industrial clients,” states Scott Harper, SMT Director of Manufacturing. “Each assessment machine replicates conditions in industry and measures the specific ‘Hard Skills’ required to optimize performance on the production floor.”

SMT has experienced dramatic growth over the last three years with top line revenue growing over 900% in thirty-six months. The company attributes this growth to the effectiveness of their programs that address and solve the manufacturing skills shortage. In December of 2013 the company moved from Londonderry, NH to a significantly larger facility in Merrimack, NH to accommodate current and future growth.

SMT formalized its presence in the education market in 2010 with the creation of the Education Division. “We added twenty-one new schools to our program in 2013 and we anticipate strong growth in education for 2014,” comments Berry. “When a school deploys SMT’s programs all local skill stakeholders benefit; local manufacturers have the opportunity to hire the skills required to drive performance, the program graduate gains a promising career path and demand for school services increase in each market where the program is deployed. Each education partner is recognized as an innovative solutions provider and becomes the primary go-to resource for manufacturers in their service area.”

About Scientific Management Techniques:

Scientific Management Techniques is the global leader in industrial skills assessments and industrial skills training. SMT’s manufacturing skill solutions are currently deployed in thirty-two countries. The skills training curriculum trains to the critical skills required to operate, maintain and troubleshoot an industrial facility. Their hands-on manufacturing skills assessment machines and assessment protocols are used in the hiring process to identify and measure industrial skills; Mechanical, Electrical, PLC, CNC and Process Control Skills. Many organizations assess their incumbent workforce and deliver targeted training based on the assessment data.

Contact: Mr. Stephen Berry, SMT President, Sberry(at)Scientific-Management(dot)com
Phone: (603) 421-0222

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