As Manufacturing Goes Digital, Employees Become Our Biggest Advantage

Manufacturing.net | April 18, 2019

As Manufacturing Goes Digital, Employees Become Our Biggest Advantage
The future of modern manufacturing relies on more than next-generation technologies to optimize the factory floor. Engaging and empowering the next-generation workforce is the key to undergoing a successful digital transformation, and it starts with rethinking underlying business processes and human resources policies.
The workforce is a critical part of the digital transformation, not just a beneficiary of it. Manufacturers can digitize their plants with all the technology they want, but unless business leaders consider the expectations and needs of employees-both hourly and salaried-as part of a holistic digital transformation strategy, manufacturers may find their workforce uninspired and unprepared to drive innovation and deliver the business results they expect.

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Scheduling determines what each resource should do to fulfill a certain mix of orders in a near-term timeframe. The goal is to improve on-time delivery, shorten total cycle time, and make better use of resources. It enables effective use of plant resources by implementing the production plan driven by customer demand.

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Scheduling determines what each resource should do to fulfill a certain mix of orders in a near-term timeframe. The goal is to improve on-time delivery, shorten total cycle time, and make better use of resources. It enables effective use of plant resources by implementing the production plan driven by customer demand.