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.
If manufacturers don't find a way to develop the current workforce and arm employees with the skills needed to work in modern manufacturing plants, it's anticipated that more than two million jobs will go unfilled.
Following in the footsteps of e-commerce giants like Amazon, more manufacturing companies are eagerly pursuing opportunities to expand supply chains on a global scale, increase inventories and jumpstart the entire manufacturing process.
Integrating veterans into the workforce is a smart and straightforward way for industry employers to invest in the future of America's veterans while also investing in the future of manufacturing.
World Economic Forum: A.I. and robotics will create almost 60 million more jobs than they destroy by 2022
Saheli Roy Choudhury for CNBC: The outlook for job creation is more positive today because companies better understand what kind of opportunities are available to them due to developments in technology, according to WEF.
As the baby boomers born in the 1940s and 1950s start to retire, this means that the manufacturing, lumber, distribution, and retail sectors look set to suffer from a lack of sufficiently-skilled staff in the next 20-30 years.
Manufacturers Are Concerned Skilled Labor Shortage Could Stymie Innovation, Finds L.E.K. Consulting Survey
Workforce Investments, Not Downsizing, Are Priority as Plans for Automation Increase
We wanted to take a moment to highlight three people we have worked with in 2018 and talk about special ways they are helping the MFG skills gap.
Unless we start investing in digital tools that connect our workers and help foster knowledge sharing and communication, we are not helping them take on more advanced equipment and complex problem solving.
The majority of small manufacturers in the US are more optimistic about the market in the near future than they were a year ago. 60% of small manufacturers surveyed said that their business would either mildly or strongly increase this month vs. the same month last year.
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Pleora's AI Gateway is the most straightforward way to train and deploy artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms for inspection applications. With "no code" training, plug-in AI skills for detection, sorting, and classification, and processing flexibility to support open source and custom algorithms, designers and users can immediately reduce costly inspection errors while preparing for advanced Industry 4.0 and IoT applications.