Workforce Development

It’s important to develop a team approach from the start of any integration process to ensure all members of the operation and controls teams have input into the final system. Courtesy: Concept Systems
Workforce Development December 31, 2018

Top 5 Plant Engineering articles December 24-30

Articles about the Top Plant winner, the skills gap, Product of the Year finalists, marshaling virtual resources, and automation experts adding productivity were Plant Engineering’s five most clicked articles from December 24-30, 2018. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra
Workforce Development December 17, 2018

Study finds Skills Gap worsening, impacting production and growth

Report from Deloitte and The Manufacturing Institute points to digital skills needed for the future.

By Bob Vavra
Courtesy: Bob Vavra, CFE Media
Workforce Development November 28, 2018

Group completes third review and update of the original Automation Competency Model

The Automation Federation (AF) convened to perform the third critical review of the Automation Competency Model (ACM) since its inception in 2008.

By Automation Federation
Project Management October 31, 2018

Agile thinking in a dynamic world

Help employees develop scientific thinking to solve problems and make decisions

By Mike Rother and Mark Rosenthal
Workforce Development May 30, 2018

Robotics will drive job growth, study finds

Research from the International Federation of Robotics (IFR) finds mid-sized manufacturers will benefit from robotics—if they can find workers.

By International Federation of Robotics (IFR)
Workforce Development February 28, 2018

Time to spend on our ‘other’ aging asset

The 2017 Salary Survey identified lack of workers as the primary issue facing the manufacturing industry, but aging equipment and technology should not be ignored.

By Bob Vavra
Workforce Development February 5, 2018

Where to find the workers?

The 2017 Salary Survey reveals there is still difficulty finding skilled workers.

By Bob Vavra, CFE Media
Workforce Development January 29, 2018

2017 Salary Survey: It’s the (lack of) workers

Skilled workforce needed—and technology isn’t seen as the answer.

By Bob Vavra, CFE Media
Workforce Development January 15, 2018

Giving your robots a hand

Robots will be a bigger part of manufacturing in 2018 for two primary reasons.

By Bob Vavra, CFE Media
Workforce Development December 19, 2017

Top manufacturing industry trends of 2017

There have been many changes to the manufacturing industry in 2017. Immigration and trade policy, workforce shortages, distribution techniques, and more have influenced the manufacturing trends of the past year.

By Mrinal Gokhale, MSI Data