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Desmond Smith

Desmond Smith is an Industry Expert at Intertek Alchemy. He has more than 10 years of technology marketing, sales, and account management experience. He has worked with leading manufacturers globally in implementing technological solutions to keep their workforce safe. Desmond is a graduate of The Ohio State University with Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience.

Recent Posts

Time is Running Out: How to Capture the Institutional Knowledge of an Aging Manufacturing Workforce

Posted by Desmond Smith

Feb 25 2020
Feb 25 2020

Currently, 27% of manufacturing workers are over the age of 66, which means many of your frontline staff and supervisors will be retiring within the next few years.

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Topics: Training Best Practices

New: Alchemy Playbook Is Now Launched!

Posted by Desmond Smith

Feb 6 2020
Feb 6 2020

We’re excited to officially launch our newest application, Alchemy Playbook. This game-changing mobile solution helps you create and deliver task-specific training to your frontline workers. Playbook also instantly finds qualified workers for any job in your facility, helping you fill unexpected personnel gaps in seconds.

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Topics: Intertek Alchemy News

4 Methods to Reduce Unplanned Downtime in Manufacturing

Posted by Desmond Smith

Feb 5 2020
Feb 5 2020

Not all downtime is created equal. Traditional, standard downtime typically entails any scenario when a machine or piece of equipment is not in production, but unplanned downtime is different. This is when a machine breaks or fails or a worker is unexpectedly absent.  

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Topics: Operational Tactics, Training Best Practices

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