If you work in manufacturing, you are probably aware of the fierce competition that exists when it comes to attracting, hiring, and maintaining a talented workforce. There is a shortage of manufacturing laborers with the talent required to fill open jobs. So what should manufacturers do in order to build a strong workforce? A recent article from IndustryWeek examines two key areas.
Recruitment – Some manufacturers choose to focus their efforts on recruitment. They invest in their recruiting programs, attend recruiting events, and strive to get the word out about the many career options that exist in manufacturing. Some find success in seeking to discover untapped markets, such as post-service military veterans.
Optimization – While recruitment is important, a focus on optimizing your current manufacturing workforce is also key. Examine your processes to discover areas that could be improved—error-prone tasks, non-standard procedures, and more. Consider how you could implement new technologies to optimize your team’s efforts. Some exciting technology options include:
For more details, including a real-life example of ERP adoption at a manufacturing company, read the article in full at IndustryWeek.