Do You See Future Challenges as Disruption or Inspiration?
MoldMaking Technology powered by Gardner Intelligence has partnered with Human Asset Management to launch a survey project that will provide industry with another perspective on how to manage the ongoing skilled-labor shortage.
The new normal in mold manufacturing is change, and with change comes challenges. The question is, do you view these challenges as disruption or inspiration? The mold manufacturers I know would answer the latter. They serve as the inspiration to develop new solutions.
These challenges are also the inspiration behind what the MoldMaking Technology team will cover in 2019, which includes providing a snapshot of the current status of each challenge as well as strategies to constructively face each one. These challenges range from technology issues, like additive manufacturing, automation, and Industry 4.0, to business issues such as tariffs and trade, cybersecurity and workforce development.
The core competency of workers is going to be very different in five years due to the changing landscape of manufacturing’s workforce, and to help us tackle this challenge, MMT has invited Marion Wells to serve on our Editorial Advisory Board.
One of the most talked-about challenges is workforce development. The core competency of workers is going to be very different in five years because of the changing landscape of manufacturing’s workforce, and to help us tackle this challenge, MMT has invited Marion Wells, a talent development consultant and partner in Human Asset Management (HAM) to serve on our Editorial Advisory Board. Powered by Gardner Intelligence, we’ve also partnered with Marion to launch a project that will provide another perspective on how to manage the ongoing skilled-labor shortage.
The project will kick off with a survey to understand the current state of the industry’s workforce strengths and challenges, effective apprenticeships/skills training, and strategies and programs. The project will also include a call to engage with industry and the community in finding, training and retaining a diverse next-generation workforce. The culmination of this project will be an article series in MMT and a panel presentation at Amerimold on June 12th, which will reveal the results of the survey and share real-world solutions from several mold-builder survey participants.
The culmination of this project will be an article series in MMT and a panel presentation at Amerimold on June 12th, which will reveal the results of the survey and share real-world solutions from several mold-builder survey participants.
Marion works with companies that aspire to achieve significant organizational results through the development of their human capital. She has more than 20 years of business solution experience in manufacturing and the automotive industry, which gives her deep credibility, experience and understanding of how businesses function. She works with leaders who are committed to balancing the reality of industry and organizational challenges with the need to effectively lead others. While examining these often conflicting priorities, Marion helps her clients gain clarity about what is important and align their decisions and behaviors accordingly.
HAM believes “people are an organization’s greatest asset,” and so does MMT. With that in mind, we are excited to get to know some of you a little deeper through this project with the hopes of providing content that better meets your needs moving forward.
Honoring female makers, innovators and leaders who are influencing our industry's future.
In this multi-part series of articles, contributor Ryan Pohl, a journeyman CNC machinist who also holds a master's degree in industrial training and development, addresses the skilled-labor shortage and its potential to dramatically hinder the future sustainability and growth of the moldmaking industry.
Within each person is unlimited creative potential to improve shop operations.