How Hitachi is Combating the Factory Worker Shortage
Manufacturing is the heartbeat of America and what makes the world go ’round. Without production lines and manufacturing products, we would live a very different life. Even though we need factories, warehouses, and supply chains to keep “normal” lives running, there is a shortage of qualified operational and factory workers available to work. How can a business keep up with the industry demands while finding skilled factory workers?
Factory Worker Shortages and Today’s Workforce
Reliability is everything to partnerships and consumers in today’s world. Companies want to ensure they can rely on their vendors and partners to produce goods for their customers. The growing worker shortage affects how we do business and which companies we should trust.
What’s the Worker Shortage Problem?
You’ve probably heard about or have experienced firsthand the consequences of the “Great Resignation.” This pandemic-fused phenomenon is also known as “the grass is always greener” syndrome. Many employees quit their jobs during the pandemic to start a new career, learn a new vocation, or retire.
Today’s workforce looks a lot different from what it did pre-pandemic. And so do your business needs. The trend toward digitalization and automation is in full swing. Some businesses have already addressed the transformation or are still struggling to combat it. The bottom line is that you need top-performing employees to work in the varying facets of your unique industry – especially as the landscape grows and evolves.
How Hitachi Has Evolved
Hitachi has been working for years developing a plan for digital transformation, preparing factory workers to handle tomorrow’s needs. They focus on improving the skills of those who work on the front lines, developing global specialist groups to drive digital transformation, and implementing new training frameworks. Hitachi is poised for innovation where today’s radically changing patterns are forcing employees to grasp more complex issues that cannot be managed by one business division only or the knowledge and skill set of one person.
Creating Jobs that the Next Generation Wants
Technology is ever evolving and creating new jobs. Factories, warehouses, and supply chain companies are embracing the future of manufacturing and upgrading their resources to smart factories and connective industries. By automating your processes and hiring a company, like Hitachi, that can connect procedures from beginning to end, you will need employees who understand the nuances of technologically advanced programming.
Who knew that upgrading your manufacturing technologies could attract new hires from the next generation of factory workers?
The Value of Current Employees
With an eye on the future, no one can predict what the supply chain and production will look like years from now. Preparing your employees and giving them the opportunity to grow within your organization is key to keeping production running in dire times.
Hitachi looks at this as “Design Thinking,” or developing an effective method for responding to this digital era. It is an approach Hitachi is using to rapidly repeat the processes of discovering issues, creating solutions for solving them, and verifying the value of those solutions. In a nutshell, it is about thinking ahead, collaborating with customers and employees, and developing a new methodology to meet today’s needs.
Whatever your individual business needs are, Fusion for Industry’s family of companies is here to help you meet supply demands with the next generation of employees. Click “Learn More” to get updated newsletters and trending topics and to get connected with a Hitachi representative to help revolutionize your business.