Industry Digest

Why unemployed tech workers should consider a career in automotive manufacturing

Feb. 10, 2023
Here are this week’s industrial trends and perspectives, including five issues facing supply chains in 2023.

The internet is a vast space that is filled with rabbit holes, endless search results, and adorable cat videos that will consume your entire day in a flash. Finding the information and insights you need to improve productivity and efficiency at your facility can be daunting. Luckily, Plant Services is here to help. We search the web and curate the industry perspectives, trends, and topics that will affect you and your industry. Here are a few of our favorite stories from this week.

5 Proven Strategies To Overcome Contingent Workforce Management Challenges In The Manufacturing Sector [Forbes]
Contingent workers offer one solution manufactures can use to fight the skilled labor shortage. This type of workforce, with its inherent complexities, offers new challenges for workforce management. This article details five ways manufacturers can use new technologies and solutions to manage and retain their contract talent.

Why Use a CT Scanner for an Industrial Job? []
When most people hear the phrase “CT scan,” they envision a medical procedure. However, that same technology can be utilized in the industrial sector. These real-world applications include product quality control and evaluating packaging integrity. This article can help you assess whether this technology is right for your facility.

Tech giants have cut tens of thousands of jobs. Automakers are ready to hire them. [Insider]
Losing a job is always difficult. Facing an uncertain future can be daunting, but with this fear comes the potential for something better. As the tech sector continues to cut jobs, these newly unemployed workers might want to consider pivoting to a career in automotive manufacturing. 

Zero-emission steel won’t happen without trade-offs, scientists say [The Washington Post]
Steel is an essential component of our modern society, and its production creates a high level of carbon dioxide emissions. Over the past few years, we’ve heard about green steel and zero-emission steel, but these solutions may not be as effective as we want them to be. This article highlights the latest research on sustainable steel production and why the world may have to learn to live with less steel. 

Supply Chain Management: Preparing For The Now. [Forbes]
It’s undeniable that 2022 was a difficult year for supply chains and everyone who relies on them. While it might seem like many of the disruptions are over, they might simply be evolving. This article examines five issues facing supply chains in 2023 as we grapple with a possible recession. 

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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