Poor quality calibration has been on the rise for some time now. As the baby-boomer work force begins to near retirement, years of skilled technical expertise is diminishing. Many businesses are watching as technically competent workers, who have worked for them for years, leave their organizations. The heavy number of resignations has begun to worry many manufacturers because they are concerned about finding skilled replacements.
The reason many manufacturers worry for their businesses after baby-boomer retirement is due to the alarming lack of metrology knowledge in younger generations. Studies have shown that 81 percent of manufacturers will be affected by lack of skilled labor. This absence of skills has been projected to cost businesses over $50 million each. This number not only includes costs of recruiting, training and retention, but also the cost of lost production.
Due to the lack of skilled workers, in-house calibration programs are now vulnerable. Many companies have no choice but to hire employees with less-knowledge in metrology to fill in the shoes of those who have retired. For this reason, poor quality calibration is becoming more and more common in companies that are using in-house programs.
On the other hand, companies that specialize in calibration services tend to have the top talent that is out in the field. Since calibration is their main focus, they have the ability to invest in the best in the industry, continuing education programs, training and retention.
To ensure your company does not experience poor quality calibration services, we have created a guide on how to avoid poor quality calibration. This guide will give you pointers on how to receive quality calibration services and why quality calibration is essential.