This month, we are focusing on collaborative ways the manufacturing ecosystem can work together to scale Industry 4.0. Automation Alley's partners at the World Economic Forum have published an article that dives into how Industry 4.0 collaboration leads to workforce empowerment; because we know Industry 4.0 adoption not only helps manufacturers streamline their processes and improve productivity, but also gives employees the opportunity to learn new skills and benefit from salary increases, higher loyalty, and lower churn.
All workers, and especially those on the frontline, deserve and need mentorships, training, and career guidance. If they receive that type of attention, their wages increase and they can have exciting career pathways with a higher loyalty.
Frontline workers in the United States – truck drivers, manufacturing line workers, packers and shippers, grocery clerks, servers, healthcare assistants, housekeepers, janitors and so on – are frequently trapped in positions with low wages and little to no prospects for advancement.