Connected technology is the future of manufacturing. It will also improve aftermarket and service for customers and allow manufacturers to better plan use of supplies and consumable parts, as well as service needs.
Bringing together three key areas: People, Processes, and Technology will lead recruiters into the next phase of manufacturing advancements. Utilizing technology within the four walls of a plant and directly connecting to suppliers and customers will create success for manufacturing businesses.
A tremendous value will be created by recruiting leaders who can connect, share and use data analytics and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIot) to improve operations and provide customers with best practices and application capability across industries and successfully meet customer demands.
New generations of robotics are being introduced into manufacturing plants that are more nimble, lighter and have better human interaction. They will speed assembly with less programming needs. Recruiting these specialists could allow smaller companies to compete with industry giants.
STEM education support by manufacturers will significantly address the gaps in training and provide diverse thinking in the coming years.