The theme of industry of manufacturing is one of constant and consistent improvement. Very few players in this game are continuing to produce the same products in the same manner as they did in their beginning years. To stay competitive in this ultra-competitive field, you must ensure that you’re innovating and evolving your products to keep up with the changing demands of the consumer. But meeting consumer demand is only half the battle — the other half is staying up to speed with industry advancements.
Changes in technology brings a multitude of challenges that manufacturers must identify and address. For example, the increasing dependence on automation in factories requires the need for more skilled workers. These advanced systems are complex and require a deep understanding to function properly. Integrated manufacturing systems today require a multitude of highly specialized capabilities. An emphasis on training equips your staff with the skills these systems require. If workers cannot adapt, organizations may find themselves struggling to stay competitive with the rest of the industry.
In this ever-fast changing business environment, it’s imperative to maintain competitive. To do so, manufacturers should have tools at their disposal that go beyond equipment. These tools are ideas manufacturers can keep in their toolbox and use to produce next-level productivity.
One tool can be an investment in consistent maintenance, which can ensure that your machines stays in service for long periods of time. Your equipment won’t deliver expected benefits if you don’t take the time to care for it. If you experience downtime due to neglect, it will set you back considerably and make it more difficult to recover. Let historical failure data, OEM recommendations and analysis of repair spending help determine how you optimize your critical asset maintenance programs. This will result in higher productivity and fewer downtime periods. For more information on this, check out the infographic below!