How much should we worry about the next generation manufacturing workforce? An email came through late last week from an organization that I’d heard of but never had any dealings with—Junior Achievement. Press release was titled, “Labor Day Blues: Three-in-Four Parents and Teens Concerned Global Competition and Automation will Make it Difficult for Next Generation […]
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Employment is getting so tight that many industrial jobs cannot be filled because potential workforce can’t pass a drug test.
Manufacturing jobs—will they be people or robots? Whenever I am presented with an either/or I tend to think why not both or neither. Four choices, not two. In this case, three choices since neither means no manufacturing. And every country on God’s good Earth wants manufacturing. Just check out all the government initiatives underway. Within […]
Manufacturing jobs are a hot topic. The concern was prominent in the presidential election. Journalists who know nothing about manufacturing or automation are pontificating. Everyone has ideas. Seth Godin has written a perceptive article on jobs—where they were and where they are going. He is known as a marketing guru, but he is a keen […]
Well, we have a new US President coming into power in January. What impact will President Trump along with a Republican House and a Republican Senate have on manufacturing? Even at this point with a month until inauguration, we are getting a glimpse, but it’s still a guessing game. Trump and Congressional leaders are not […]
Join me along with representatives of PwC and The Manufacturing Institute for a Twitter Chat next Tuesday at 1 pm EDT. #MFGTalent How does all this digital technology we talk about affect manufacturing jobs? What will the future look like.
Here is another one of those cool PwC research reports regarding manufacturing workforce. As always when talking about the present and future workforce, there is good news, bad news, and idle speculation. We must remember that many of us are filling roles that didn’t exist ten years ago. How many jobs will exist in ten […]
Many people are concerned about recruiting the next generation industrial workforce. Not only must we recruit younger people, attracting young women into the industry in a variety of professions would be great. Klein Tools just sent the results of a survey—its second annual “State of the Industry” one. This year, Klein Tools took a new […]
Apps are so last year. Now the topic of the future appears to be bots and conversational interfaces (Siri, etc.). Many automation and control suppliers have added apps for smart phones. I have a bunch loaded on my iPhone. How many do you have? Do you use them? What if there were another interface? I’ve […]
John Bernaden recently retired as Director of Corporate Communications at Rockwell Automation and vice-chairman of the Smart Manufacturing Leadership Coalition. He’s still keeping his mind active in the manufacturing space. Here is a piece on LinkedIn on automation and jobs and robots with a whimsical title. Check out the comments (one by me). Add your […]