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.
We've been in a phase of connecting machines through IIoT and the next step is expanding that connection to reduce reliance on workers. Right now, there are 2.1 million manufacturing jobs unfilled.
More than appearances, manufacturers must speak to the positivity of a diverse workforce. Gen Zers expect it, they demand it, and will tell friends to work for companies promoting a varied workforce on both Instagram and Tiktok.
With skill gaps growing wider and continued predictions of future job vacancies, manufacturers need to place employee skilling at the top of their strategic operating plans if they're going to maintain a productive workforce and compete on a global scale.
Ready, aim, hire! Why attracting fresh talent to manufacturing is vital to the industry's long-term success
A further challenge for manufacturers, and in the case of my own company, one of our largest issues, is how to attract new young talent to an industry that's often perceived to be uninteresting.
As the workforce is vaccinated and reshoring the supply chain becomes a clarion call for industry, finding the right people with the right skills forces plant managers, operations managers, and HR managers to find new and innovative recruiting strategies.
In a time when the whole world is re-evaluating the way they do business, it is essential that industries utilizing Smart Factory and automated solutions do not become over-reliant on technology to get the job done.
With a clear shift towards more digitally enabled roles and a growing need for more automation and/or robotics across all industries, this requires more skilled people within these environments.
Facet Precision Tool Comments on Why Building a Team of Craftspeople is Key to Success and Whether the Electric Car Be the Demise of the Cutting Tools
From laying out a brand-new manufacturing centre; to shaping and promoting Facet's reputation; to training up a high performing team who are passionate about the craft of cutting tools - Jeremy has built the foundations for success.
Promises of improved productivity, speed, and quality have industry leaders rushing to integrate automation, cloud computing, the Industrial Internet of Things, and other emerging technologies into workflows and supply chains.
If your business has been walloped by the various challenges in the sector, converting the company to an employee stock ownership plan (ESOP) could be a way forward.
A pair of keynote speakers will address the "power of parity" and how to fast-track gender equality through investment strategies, as the PPWLN brings light to gender parity challenges and successes at PACK EXPO East
As more experienced workers begin to reach retirement age, how can they attract the next wave of the workforce to get a younger generation into manufacturing roles? 2020 will be about enabling newer workers with the right technology and a data-driven mindset.
Kennedy High School team wins Project MFG™: Next Generation Manufacturing™ Challenge held in Sierra College Advanced Manufacturing lab.
The UK has the lowest percentage of female engineer professionals in Europe, with countries such as Cyprus having nearly three times as many women in similar roles. This article will focus on women's relationship with the STEM and manufacturing industries.
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