SME – Willoughby, OH
will include: • Reviewing bolted and welded structural connections for buildings, fabrication shop inspections, and additional specialty reviews… StartWire
SME – Kalamazoo, MI
for this position include: • Perform Quality Assurance for prestressed or precast concrete in fabrication facilities for Department of… StartWire
SME – Lansing, MI
will include: • Providing Quality Assurance services at fabrication facilities for DOT related projects. • Gathering and maintaining… StartWire
SME (Society of Manufacturing Engineers) is a large somewhat international trade association who serves its members, participants to its trade shows and subscribers to it many publications, so you would expect the people to be very nice and accommodating and they are. Everyone wants to serve and they do.
Management, starting with the board, is stuck in the past. Old style thinking and old style management practices. There are some big strategy decisions that have to be made to keep SME relevant to its members and customers. But, I'm talking about the management practices from HR to accounting/finance to legal. Management style seems to be a big part of the issues.
Advice to Management
Get some new blood in the management ranks.