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The ‘notty’ list for OEMs

Sometimes the girls and boys need to be told what not to do

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Well, it's that time of year where, in the workshop, someone is making plans and there had better be no pouting or crying due to the results. I'll tell you why. He made a list and checked it twice, and it will make it real clear who on the plant floor is being naughty or nice. There are some best practices of note first, and then we'll get to the list of what not to do—the “notty” list.With Christmas and other holidays coming and all the excitement of actual orders to be filled in the new year, Gary H. Lucas, director of design and innovation at Innovative Treatment Products in Owings Mills, Maryland, thought it might be a good time to go over the notty list with…

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