When you think about manufacturing you often think about cost containment, standardization and revenue enhancement. However, one of the largest obstacles facing the industry is a significant employee skill gap. With baby boomers retiring, a limited pool of female workers interested in the industry and the strength of the economy, there is a projected gap of 2 million jobs between the talent available and the talent needed in manufacturing in the coming decade.
As supply chain management becomes more technical and automated – with smart factories on the rise – employers are hungry for people with strong technology and computer skills, problem solving, basic technical training and math skills. Executives believe that this skill gap will negatively impact their business ranging from their ability to meet customer demands for speed to market and effective customer service to new product development and international expansion.
Manufacturers face challenges recruiting, retaining and advancing talented employees. One way to help address the talent shortage and increase current-employee engagement is through programs aimed at training, certification and employee recognition.
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