JastiS_graphic-05bSo, what happens when workers at your company don’t receive GD&T training?

Your bottom line feels the effects—regardless of your industry. No company with drawing-related problems is immune to the costs. Non-liability and liability costs—in the form of recalls, supplier disputes, and scrap/waste—exceed 10% of revenue for the average company. And, you will find drawing errors on roughly 80% of all drawings! These findings are based on the data we’ve collected from 1000s of our clients within the past 5 years.

See: Our infographic on workshop cost savings

These completely avoidable errors can be eliminated by doing the following:

  • Using a proven roadmap to meet your objectives
  • Instituting an effective training plan
  • Choosing training options that fit your company’s goals and objectives

1. Make a GD&T skill development roadmap

Companies (and individuals) often think they are proficient in GD&T. But in reality, these same companies admit that less than 10% of their staffs have the required GD&T interpretation, application or analysis skills to do their jobs. The most common complaints are that

  • Most drawings are being created with errors
  • Correct drawings are being misinterpreted by others
  • Or both (which is typically the case)

Take one of our skills assessments to find out where you stand

Creating what we call a roadmap will outline how you can use GD&T training to reach and exceed company goals. Good training keeps companies and workers competitive in the marketplace, while reclaiming those wasted millions for far more beneficial means.

Contact us if you want to get started on crafting a customized roadmap for your company.

2. Implement an effective training plan

For businesses, creating a good plan should include how GD&T relates to your business goals—and identifying where your problems are. Are they in quality control or at the very beginning in product engineering? Are those in manufacturing able to interpret the drawings accurately? Training seems nonessential to many organizations because they don’t ask these simple questions up front. And remember, the content in a course is not relevant to every worker. We’ve encountered students who were in a Fundamentals for GD&T class, when they really should be in a GD&T for Manufacturing workshop.

3. Choose the right training option

Once you’ve created your plan and roadmap, you need to make a determination as to which training type is best for the company.

  • Onsite workshops: Instructors come to students on the job to teach the area of GD&T that they need to master. Students can engage with their co-workers to solve problems and ask the instructor questions relevant to their company.
  • Public workshops: Students show up to class at a facility (like Effective Training in Livonia, MI) to learn GD&T. Students can learn from fellow students and ask instructors questions in-class.
  • Live web training: Instructors walk students through GD&T training in real time over the web. No travel costs are incurred.
  • Self-paced study: Students can engage in e-learning courses at a pace that is comfortable for them without having to incur travel costs or time off the job.

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Want to get started?

If you’re ready to solve your drawing-related problems, GD&T will help you improve your overall process. Reach out to us and one of our team members can help you find the training type that fits your needs.