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The story of the manufacturing industry is one of constant progress. Not many manufacturers continue to produce the same ways as they did in their early years. This is due to the competitiveness of the industry. In order to remain competitive, organizations must evolve their products and processes to meet the ever-changing demands of the marketplace. But meeting these demands is only half the battle — the other half is keeping up with the industry and its advancements.
Advancements in technology brings along a whole host of changes that manufacturers must identify and react to. For example, the increasing dependence on automation within factories leads to the need for more skilled workers who can operate and understand these advanced systems. If workers can’t adapt successfully, organizations could find themselves struggling to keep with their competitors.
To stay competitive in this dynamic business environment, manufacturers should have tools at their disposal that go beyond their physical equipment used in their factories. These tools serve as ideas manufacturers can keep in their toolbox and use to produce next-level productivity. For example, one tool is the investment in regular maintenance, which helps ensure that machinery stays in service for as long as possible. This results in higher productivity and fewer costly downtime periods.
For more ideas that organizations can and should keep in their toolboxes, check out the infographic below containing important concepts that can help lead to next-level productivity!