Tips for Awesome Excel Printing

Do your Excel files print-out into un-formatted pages that require rework and are unsightly? Do your clients and co-workers cringe when you send an Excel file that they need to print for analysis or use? For an example of how … Read More

The Ultimate Skills Challenge – Pipe vs. Plate Welder

Read the article here: The Ultimate Skills Challenge — Pipe vs. Plate Welder. Related: Effective Supplier Quality Surveillance (SQS). Note This article was originally published by the AWS Welding Journal in the December 2015 Vol. 94 No. 12 edition https://www.aws.org/publications/weldingjournal and by FABTECH 8-Jan-16 https://www.fabtechexpo.com/blog/2016/01/08/the-ultimate-skills-challenge-pipe-vs-plate-welder/. About … Read More

How to Achieve FAT Success for Your Oil Sands Project

Factory Acceptance Testing (FAT) is used to verify equipment compliance to project requirements and specifications INTRODUCTION When an internet search reveals limited results, it may be for one of two reasons.  The first is that few people are interested in, … Read More

Tried and True or Better and Truer?

There are IT solutions for SQS that are better and truer than shared folders and MS Excel INTRODUCTION Shared folders and MS Excel spreadsheets are tried and true, but there are information technology (IT) solutions for supplier quality surveillance (SQS) … Read More

More Tips on Tipping and Claiming Meal Expenses

Here are more tips for meals that are a business expense and getting reimbursed INTRODUCTION The article How to Tip Your Server at a Restaurant offers excellent advice about tipping.  This includes information about international norms and provides an easy … Read More

Quality Matters

Quality Definitions for EP Projects Several quality-related terms are often used interchangeably by engineering and procurement (EP) projects and their clients or suppliers to describe various activities, but in fact, these have different meanings (e.g., Quality Assurance/Quality Control [QA/QC]).  Related: … Read More

How to Write an Effective Consultant’s Resume

And Make it Easy for Clients to Choose Your Services INTRODUCTION There are oceans of information on the internet and in other resources for writing an employment curriculum vitae (CV) or resume (see Figure, 1), but a search for information … Read More