In a recent article published in Manufacturers’ Monthly the director of the Advanced Manufacturing Growth Centre (AMGC) has called for a “massive workforce transformation” in Australia, describing the future of the industry as “mission critical”. Michael Sharpe has called on manufacturers to embrace “technological change”, which he says is increasingly needed if they are to add value to their customers and markets.
The key question posed was: “What actions and pathways can we firmly put in place to develop the highest skills required to meet those areas of greater added value in manufacturing?”
Michael Sharpe insists Australia must break away from traditional manufacturing and up-skill their workers to meet demands up and down the supply chain.
We have found our customers invest in better machines and technology with the exception of up-skilling and cross-skilling their own workforce. This creates complexity in workflows and limitations when they need to scale up to get a large job out the door.
The common response is “This is how we have always done it!”
The Steel Efficiency Review® aims to challenge this way of thinking to provide recommendations to change and improve our customer’s business and at the same time our product and service offer.
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