Manufacturer welds assemblies yet has NO degreed Welding Engineer.
Mfr's welding suppliers have more influence than welding engineer.
Welding Engr(s) lack time/support to find & justify best improvements.
Mfr is too intently managing economic death of plant to invest & save it.
Company executives/staff fear the risks of change.
Unqualified people dictate process without honoring W.E. expertise.
Staff don't support weld reqmnts, force upstream problems on welding.
Labor union obstructs paths to more profitable, higher-quality welding.
Controlling banks/investors resist welding process innovation.
Automation integrators lack high-performance welding expertise.
Mfr not enabling adequate Weld Tech training in process & materials.
Poor weld process knowledge in the Design team.