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Why Gen Zers are making on-site education a priority

March 1, 2023
What we’re reading this week, including how to develop a digital twins road map.

To stay abreast of industry trends, we, the editors, read countless articles and editorials written by experts from across verticals. We're always learning more about the people, technologies, and events that are making waves in the manufacturing space, and we want to share this information with you. In this brief, we’ll cite our sources and highlight columns and features that can help improve uptime at your plant. 

Asset Management 

Managing industrial assets wirelessly [Control]
Asset management and wireless technology are a classic combination. Whether you are just beginning to track your plant’s assets or are using data to keep your machinery up and running, wireless solutions can help guide you along your digitalization journey. This article details how wireless connectivity is the first step on the path to IoT integration. 

Management 

How multi-tier visibility helps manufacturers navigate supply-chain disruption [Smart Industry]
Visibility is key when it comes to increasing supply chain resiliency. To achieve this vision, however, manufacturers need to take a dive deep into the levels of sub-tier suppliers. This article details how an automated, multi-tier mapping and supply chain risk-management solution can give you the visibility you need to improve your supply chain. 

How to Alleviate Warehousing and Fulfillment Stress [Material Handling and Logistics]
Your supply chain is only as strong as its weakest link. When disruptions and bottlenecks occur within a single link, it can have repercussions throughout the entire chain. This article offers tips on how manufacturers can alleviate logistical headaches by using technology and partnering with experts. 

Technology 

Where Do Digital Twins Add the Most Value? [Industry Week]
Implementing the right technology at your plant is imperative if you want to stay competitive, but transitioning from analog to digital doesn’t happen overnight. Digital twin simulations are a good starting point, offering leadership greater transparency into operations. This article outlines how to develop a digital twins road map.

Workforce 

Is This the Year We Learn How to Teach Gen Z? [EHS Today]
It’s undeniable that Gen Zers will change the industrial landscape as they begin entering the workforce. One of the first areas to be affected will be on-the-job training. Placing greater emphasis on in-person, experience-based learning, Gen Zers are making education a priority, and doing it on their terms.

About the Author

Alexis Gajewski | Senior Content Strategist

Alexis Gajewski has over 15 years of experience in the maintenance, reliability, operations, and manufacturing space. She joined Plant Services in 2008 and works to bring readers the news, insight, and information they need to make the right decisions for their plants. Alexis also authors “The Lighter Side of Manufacturing,” a blog that highlights the fun and innovative advances in the industrial sector. 

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