A Forgotten Practice Can Save US Industry $500B a Year

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B Rinz
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Re: Forgotten Knowledge
B Rinz   1/7/2013 9:05:09 AM
Kevin.  This is not a forgotten science.  It, like many other Engineering disciplines, has become specialized.  The STLE (Society Of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers) had a website dedicated to this subject.  STLE is the premier technical society serving the needs of more than 10,000 individuals and 150 companies and organizations that comprise the tribology and lubrication engineering business sector.

Engineering Schools should spend some time introducing the myriad of Societies available for their graduating classes.

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Tom-R   3/22/2013 1:45:23 PM
Knowledge capturing has been a popular business topic ever since the Boomers hit their 50's. Probably has to do with hitting that stage in life that Ericson identified as wanting to pass on their knowledge and mentor individuals. But the real question isn't capturing that knowledge. It's making it useful to those left behind. None of the Boomers went through old files from someone retiring in order to gain experience. We talked to them when they were there, but once they were gone we started fresh and made our own experience. Expecting more from the generation behind us now is just letting our egos get in the way. If they do things differently than we did, I'll bet it's a better solution than what we did in the past anyway. It's like the downsizing in the past. Yes some things will be lost, but if it really was important it survives and grows. I guess those will be the Youtube clips with the most hits in the future....

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