Manufacturing workforce is changing. Baby boomers are retiring in droves, taking with them extensive institutional knowledge. The result is a growing skills gap in manufacturing. Coming into the workplace now are millennials who have a very different perception of how to do a job. They’re more collaborative – workplace teams now are twice as prevalent as they were five years ago. And they want to do their jobs with the same digital tools they use in everyday lives.
There’s a way to work more effectively, manage manufacturing complexity, and adapt to a changing workforce: Empowering workers with greater mobility. By giving employees the ability to perform their job nearly anywhere, manufacturers can create a workplace that is agile, adaptable, and competitive.