ERIC Number: ED340867
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
The Training, Retraining and Consulting Needs of Small Manufacturing Companies in the State of Ohio.
Phillips, J. Stephen
A study ascertained training, retraining, consulting, and technical support needs of small manufacturing companies in Ohio. Data were obtained from nine service areas of Ohio's two-year educational institutions to determine what human, technical, and physical assets campuses should make available. A survey instrument was designed to provide separate data for management, supervisors, technical support, and other employees. Data from 519 companies indicated that the most requested need was for process change training, which included statistical process control, just in time, computer-integrated manufacturing, hazardous materials handling, and quality control. The five most frequent topic areas indicating needs for training, retraining, or consulting were as follows: (1) for managers--process change, management information systems, management, human relations and strategic planning; (2) for supervisors--management, process change, management information systems, human resource development, and communication; (3) for technical support employees--process change, human resource development, testing, systems maintenance, and management information systems; and (4) for other employees--process change, machine operation, technical systems operators, systems maintenance, and maintenance and set-up. The following were the top five areas requested by companies for technical support: statistical process control, hazardous materials, computer-assisted design, just in time, and computer systems. Recommendations for training programs were developed. (Appendixes include definitions and the survey instrument.) (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Ohio Univ., Chillicothe.
Identifiers - Location: Ohio