Effective Final Review Strategies for Manufacturing Record Books and Turnover Packages

Effective Final Review Strategies for Manufacturing Record Books and Turnover Packages

How should final documentation for a project’s equipment and materials be reviewed, and by whom? Unless instructed otherwise, personnel may follow previous project methods. However, will those methods suit project needs? That is the question. 1 Introduction Final documentation for project equipment and materials, typically submitted as a Manufacturing Record Book (MRB) or Turnover Package…

How to Travel Worry-free for Work: Check It. Forget It. Repeat.

How to Travel Worry-free for Work: Check It. Forget It. Repeat.

There is already too much work. And now I need to travel for work? Now there is more to do. And even more to remember! How will I manage? 1 Introduction Those who travel regularly for work have a routine that is as innate as looking both ways before crossing the street. But even frequent…

How to Greatly Improve Your Resume and Cover Letter

How to Greatly Improve Your Resume and Cover Letter

This article describes how to greatly improve your resume (Section 1) and cover letter (Section 2) at a high level. It also describes the benefits of using a career coach (Section 3). This article draws from my first-hand job-seeking successes and failures over the last 40 years. I am not a professional recruiter or resume…

How to Reduce the File Size of Documents and  Photographs So They Can Be Emailed

How to Reduce the File Size of Documents and Photographs So They Can Be Emailed

Read the article here: How to Reduce the File Size of Documents and Photographs So They Can Be Emailed Note Because of the complex nature of this article, with many bulleted and numbered lists, cross-references, figures (images), headings and subheadings, and other features, it is provided as a downloadable pdf document. About the Author Roy…

Processing Supplier Non-conformance Reports: Are You Leaving Money on the Table?

Processing Supplier Non-conformance Reports: Are You Leaving Money on the Table?

A supplier non-conformance report (NCR) is often a bain (a thing that ruins or spoils) that causes chronic headaches and drains money and time from capital projects in energy and other sectors. But inefficient work processes and a lack of analysis leave a boon (something extremely beneficial, helpful, or useful) of lessons unlearned, which is…

SQS and Technology: Adapt or Perish!

SQS and Technology: Adapt or Perish!

For supplier quality surveillance (SQS), using shared folders and Microsoft (MS) Excel spreadsheets is tried and true (proven in the past to be effective and reliable). However, some information technology (IT) solutions for SQS, like MS SharePoint, are better and truer (more effective and reliable) than using conventional shared folders and MS Excel spreadsheets. INTRODUCTION…

How Smart Projects Review Welding Procedure Specifications

How Smart Projects Review Welding Procedure Specifications

1 Introduction This article summarizes considerations and requirements for welding procedure specification (WPS) reviews. Smart projects review WPSs as described in this article. Suppliers (i.e., constructors, fabricators, manufacturers, or organizations) may be required to use certified (this may also be defined as accepted or registered) WPSs by the code of construction such as ASME BPVC…

Creating Video Presentations Using PowerPoint Alone

Creating Video Presentations Using PowerPoint Alone

Introduction Did you know it is possible to create high-quality Microsoft (MS) PowerPoint presentations with audio and video narration using PowerPoint alone? It is! I recently discovered this and started recording my own videos. This article shares my experience, lessons learned and, hopefully, transfers knowledge. But why bother? Isn’t my existing PowerPoint presentation sufficient? Maybe….