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Manufacturing in 2018 – What Manufacturers Need to Know

At Swiss Precision Machining, we’ve seen the way manufacturing has shaped this country first hand. While manufacturers face unique and fast-paced challenges like never before, the team at SPM sees a bright future ahead for manufacturing in the United States.

For manufacturers that want to face today’s market challenges head-on, and experience growth in 2018, here are a few things to keep an eye on in the coming year:

Technology & Innovation

If you want to outpace your competitors, put your money where the technology is. Innovation in machining, and manufacturing as a whole has seen tremendous growth in the last 20 years with no end in sight. Savvy manufacturers understand investing in technological advances empower staff to get the job done better, faster allowing you to scale work, improve product quality and deliver a measurable return on investment.

The Skills Gap

Manufacturers, across the country, will continue to face a Skills Gap crisis (workers do not possess necessary skills to fill specialized manufacturing roles). Studies have shown that empowering current staff to train new employees helps with job retention and 87% of the incoming generation of workers cite professional development as one of the most important attributes a new employer can offer.

Robots & Automation

Resourceful manufacturers will understand that robots and automation do not mean the end of a human staff. In fact, the use of robots in manufacturing can help create new jobs. Employees can oversee robots, analyze the efficiency of an automation process and allow manufacturers to stay competitive in a growing global economy for a start.

At Swiss Precision Machining, we’ve seen tremendous growth over our nearly 40-year history by empowering our staff to make decisions, adapting to new technology as it makes sense for our clients, and embracing unique approaches to staff development. To learn more about our precision machining company, contact us today.