As a result, machine builders are being asked to play an expanded role in supporting customer operations that encompass the full lifecycle of the equipment. The more you can do to solve workforce challenges for your customer, the more future-proof your equipment, and your partnership, becomes.
Necessity Drives Innovation
High-volume manufacturers face shorter runs and more changeovers. Consumer and industrial products are more customized. Natural resources are harder to reach and more time consuming to process. All this creates a need for manufacturers to find new ways to maximize the productivity of each worker hired.
As an equipment or machine builder, you can help with increased automation and enhanced machine design. Finding ways to maximize safety, efficiency and adaptability for a diverse workforce will be critical to long term viability. For instance, we have helped OEMs to:
- Build in more automation to eliminate manual, repetitive labor that can lead to injuries
- Leverage technology for fast and accurate set up and changeover at the touch of a button
- Upskill operators and technicians to support new technology and take on more fulfilling, higher value, higher paying roles