It's no secret that the engineering sector is experiencing a shortage of workers. In fact, research shows that the industry will need to train and employ around 200,000 people by 2024 to fill the gap.
Digitization, automation, and artificial intelligence in manufacturing have paved the way for new production methods. If employees are going to take on new responsibilities and operate connected devices, they need to be upskilled and trained accordingly.
New report from SafetyCulture highlights mounting pressure on frontline workers and the key opportunities for businesses to start improving the way they operate.
Wage stagnation in the midst of a cost-of-living crisis, job dissatisfaction and safety concerns due to COVID-19 are all contributing factors as to why staff resignation levels are persistently on the rise across the globe.
While the Great Resignation has touched virtually every industry, it's hit manufacturing harder than most. Even within manufacturing, some subsectors have seen more daunting challenges than others.
In the face of labor shortages and increasing demand, a plant's ability to drive efficiency and productivity is more important than ever. That's where plant management software plays a critical role in helping deliver plant performance.
Workforces that lack gender diversity will struggle to reach their full potential. Manufacturing must address this issue if it hopes to sustain growth far into the future.
Successful manufacturing companies are combatting the skilled labor shortage by investing in automation and software to complement their existing workforce, meet production requirements, and attract new talent.
Recruiters in this industry have a difficult task of competing for highly skilled workers in a limited candidate pool. To fill these roles, recruiters are creating new best practices to better reach top talent, saving organizations significant time and money.
Michigan Economic Development Corp. (MEDC) Starts Preparing Companies for the Future of Manufacturing
Michigan's manufacturing sector is crucial to its economy. It accounts for nearly 20% of the total output in the state, generating $102.35 billion and employing 631,000 people. Here's what MEDC is doing to ensure this critical part of the economy maintains growth.
In this article, the focus is on giving employees a stake in the company, the objective is to motivate them to do what is best for the shareholders since they are also shareholders.
You don't need to be in a leadership position to lead. We all wield influence - whether it's within our family unit, community, business, or team. Take a look at Nadja's top tips to prepare yourself and your team for success in uncertain times.
Manufacturers are facing a troubling scenario: the need to maintain production levels in the midst of the largest workforce shakeup in our lifetime. The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) provides a highly effective, flexible and cost-efficient solution.
Managing frontline workforces presents a unique challenge to businesses; it's a balancing act of safety, worker satisfaction, and productivity. Today's technology needs to tick all of those boxes and do so in the simplest way possible.
The U.S. has been seeing declines in skilled labor during the past few years as experienced and knowledgeable employees continue to retire while fewer are choosing employment in factories or skilled trades.
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A traditional gantry system employs X-Y or X-Y-Z range of motion. Mounted on a base plate, usually granite, 2 parallel rails constitute the synchronized Y axis motion while the cross axis (bridge axis) provides the X motion. A vertical axis can be added on the bridge for the Z motion. A Split Bridge system can be less complex than a traditional gantry system because synchronization of the two parallel linear motors is not required. Both systems are used in industrial production, testing, and additive manufacturing.