If U.S. manufacturing is to compete with cheap overseas production, it needs to attract a younger workforce with technology chops.
American manufacturing today faces a twofold challenge: luring production back from China, and finding enough skilled labor in this country to support domestic operations. The industry is dominated by an aging workforce, which isn’t prepared to handle the kind of cutting-edge technology that’s necessary to its recovery and long-term health. On this episode, we discuss the generational gap in U.S. manufacturing with Saar Yoskovitz, Chief Executive Officer of Augury. He makes the case for embracing new digital tools on the production line, while explaining the difference between automation and digitization. We also mull over the future role of humans in the factory, as well as the industry’s growing need for remote collaboration in a time of pandemic. Hosted by Bob Bowman, Editor-in-Chief of SupplyChainBrain.
A report from Deloitte on the manufacturing skills gap.
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