Industrial Engineer Engineering and Management Solutions at Work

June 2012    |    Volume: 44    |    Number: 6

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Performance by Kevin McManus

Industrial Engineer’s monthly column about performance improvement (June 2012) 

Seeking some super supervisors

A little more than five years ago, I had the privilege of watching an energy boom while working with customers in northern Alberta, Canada. In late 2008, the shortage of skilled personnel became dire. Without the ensuing economic crash, it would have been interesting to see if there were enough warm bodies to keep all the energy projects on track.

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