Labor shortages are not going away in Michigan. Is automation the answer?
It looks like labor shortages might be here to stay. As Michigan's economy struggles to adjust, various industries look to the horizon for solutions. For years there's been talk of automation filling some of the more traditional labor and service roles, but are the technologies and industries ready to make the jump? Michigan's Bridge magazine recently dove into the subject, taking a long hard look at some of the workforce projections. As part of their research, they sat with Automation Alley's CEO and Executive Director Tom Kelly.
Kelly is a globally recognized expert in Industry 4.0 and was more than happy to discuss some of the nuances of automation. In his interview, he spoke about not just changes in technology but the attitude and approach of those in management positions as well.
Check out the full interview here.