Overcoming Manufacturing Challenges in 2024

The only way to meet customer demand for speed, accuracy, and quality is to digitally transform. As our industry leverages new technologies that enable better processes, talent must evolve with it. No industry can afford to stand still, and manufacturing is no different.

The necessity of skill building in the manufacturing industry

The shortage of skilled labor is a major hurdle for companies aiming to enhance their automation processes through superior design and execution. The resulting delays and errors can incur unnecessary costs and loss of flexibility.

Purdue Polytechnic to dedicate nation's largest smart manufacturing ecosystem for engineering technology

This interdisciplinary program synergizes science, engineering, information systems and computing, focusing on manufacturing's next evolutionary step called Industry 4.0. The new facility ecosystem also has wide-ranging applications, opening up potential curriculum expansion.

Four Ways to Address the Industry's Technician Shortage

Equipment manufacturers can (and should) embrace and adopt a number of short-term and long-term strategies to set themselves up for sustained success as it relates to workforce development.

Patti Engineering and Kettering University Collaborate on Industry 4.0-Enabled Collaborative Robotic Cell for Real-World Learning

Patti Engineering and Kettering University collaborate to create an Industry 4.0-enabled collaborative robotic cell for a new classroom lab to teach engineering and computer science students.

2022 Top Article - The Convenience of Mobile Training Apps

It should come as no surprise to learn that employee safety has made its way into the mobile app space, too. But how could introducing an app help your organization?

How We Can Inspire Our New Generation Into Engineering

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.

How to Upskill Frontline Employees as Industry 4.0 Gains Traction

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.

How VR and AR are Creating the Next Generation of Welders

By replicating authentic job scenarios in a safe and virtual setting, it's possible to both test and train welders effectively while simultaneously minimizing your long-term cost base.

8 Causes of Lost Productivity in Manufacturing and How Managers Can Address Them in 2022

Addressing lost productivity is particularly critical in today's climate. Despite technological advancements and economic growth, manufacturing productivity has declined since 2010, likely for the first period in American history.

2022 Online Training Trends: What to Expect in Safety and Beyond

Despite changes in working conditions, employers were still responsible for administering all types of training, from safety to job-specific onboarding and even general HR training. Perhaps unsurprisingly, many turned to online training for a solution.

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.

Manufacturing Impact: Rising Consumption of Entertainment Drives Demand For 3D Animated Content

The augmented demand for the technology from several industrial verticals due to the increasing use of simulation in the design of industrial tools by OEMs has facilitated the penetration of 3D animation solutions worldwide

Tips to Help Manufacturers Address the 2021 Labor Shortage

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.

How VR can Ensure Manufacturing Safety

As situations and equipment are constantly evolving based on consumer demand and market disruptions, manufacturers need to respond quickly to capitalize on new opportunities, and this requires agile reconfigurations that maintain a prioritization of worker safety.

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