Whitepaper: How can companies overcome the manufacturing skills gap?

In recent times, the manufacturing industry has elevated itself into something unrecognisable from its past. Now, traditional models to procure, produce and sell, have progressed and are built around far more intelligent landscapes. With global supply chains, empowered customers and highly intuitive Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems, the nature of change is fast and continual.

These advancements has left the industry calling for more skilled workers. Here however, lays a concern; with 73% of manufacturers having experienced difficulties when recruiting the right ability, and manufacturing ranks among the industries that 18-24 year-olds least want to work in*. As a result, manufacturing recruitment faces a stiff challenge.

Fortunately, there are ways to overcome the skills gap. In this Whitepaper, we explore how manufacturers can use tools at their disposal to remain attractive to prospective candidates. Millennial's
for instance may not leave University with ample experience, but their natural adaptiveness to technology presents career opportunities that manufacturers can explore. 

Often manufacturing is misconceived as an aged, dull industry, when the reality is in fact completely different. Manufacturers today are under great pressures to effectively manage large numbers of processes and systems, in domestic and global markets. It’s an industry at the forefront of modern technology, and the innovation that surfaces as a by-product. Once it can shake off its old reputation, a new exciting, attractive industry will rise and the skills gap should begin to close.

Until then however, it’s down to manufacturers to act. Read the Whitepaper, now.

*The Manufacturing Institute’s EEF Skills Report 2016


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