Two Million Vacant Manufacturing Jobs by 2025…How Can We Tackle the Skills Gap?


Approximately 60 percent of today's unfilled manufacturing jobs are due to a shortage of applicants with sufficient proficiency in science, technology, engineering, and math ( STEM ) skills. This estimate is according to responses provided by 83 percent of the manufacturing executives who participated in a survey conducted as part of an industry study by the Manufacturing Institute and Deloitte Consulting LLP. capacity to keep pace with needs of manufacturing.

Reduce Costs: Invest In Talent

Supply Chain Shaman

In manufacturing-based companies, 70-80% of costs are in the processes of source, make and deliver. With the flurry of M&A, industry consolidation, outsourcing, and downsizing, the gaps for North American manufacturers are increasing. This is a warning for manufacturing companies.

If Only There Were More Choices

Supply Chain Shaman

Most of the newer technologies–cognitive computing, machine learning, autonomous vehicles, cryptocurrency, the use of drones for sensing, additive manufacturing, wearables, and blockchain are early in evolution. Shifts in Technology for Supply Chain 2030.

Tackling the Unknown: Trying to Figure Out New Forms of Analytics

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On Tuesday, I will co-present on a webinar with a supply chain leader that used Hadoop to maximize warehouse management effectiveness. Economic Vision of Supply Chain 2030. Join us for a critical view of supply chain 2030 through the insights of leading economists.

Is A Customer-Centric Strategy the Same as Demand-Driven? Outside-In?

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Instead, companies link suppliers to multiple signals: manufacturing production plans; distribution requirements; and current inventory positions, to help suppliers better plan for supply. We will be discussing the concepts of Customer-Centric Supply Chains on our webinar on August 17th.

Household Products Industry Stuck in Neutral and Going Backwards

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They got good at Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP) and tied the output to decisions on what to make in contract manufacturing. We will present all of our results on July 20th on our webinar to announce the 2016 Supply Chains to Admire winners. Supply Chain 2030.

Five Trends That Excite Me!

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Future of Analytics in the Building of Supply Chain 2030. One of the greatest opportunities to use sensor data is in the building of digital manufacturing strategies. Join us for the Next-Generation Supply Chain Training Webinar on December 6, 2016. Holiday travel.

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No Easter Bunny?

Supply Chain Shaman

Or is it the use of the Internet of Things to transform manufacturing or reduce issues with counterfeiting? This issue is that the orders have inherent order latency (The time for customer purchases to translate to manufacturing orders). Gain insights and learn from our webinars.