This guide provides a systematic approach to welding excellence and cost reduction. Drawing on more than 50 years of welding experience, author Jack R. Barckhoff, P.E., gives you a step by-step plan to maximize the productivity and cost efficiency of your welding operation. Implementing the principles and concepts in this book could save you $15,000 to $35,000 annually per welder, and realize team-wide productivity gains of 20 percent to 50 percent. This book explains the management principles, structure, and details you need to transform your welding operation from a cost center into a profit center. A must-read for supervisors, managers, and executives.