Manufacturing opens 2019 juggling the challenges and opportunities facing the industry from global trade issues to an aging workforce to a changing plant floor.
Plant engineers are working long hours and are getting older as their role changes with the advent of robotics and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). See highlights from the survey and links for additional information.
Technology can be part of the ‘culture’ in plants
Supply chain security is crucial as data becomes more important to a company's success. Ten principles from the Charter of Trust and 17 baseline requirements for the supply chain are highlighted.
Data-driven effort should focus on goals, not problems.
Report from Deloitte, The Manufacturing Institute points to digital skills needed for the future.
Leading2Lean study results belie actual manufacturing statistics, which are much better than what the public believes about the industry.
Food and beverage plants can improve overall safety with preventive measures such as an increased physical security presence, an open floorplan, and controlled facility access.
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