talent is #1 driver for global manufacturing competitiveness

in rethinking robotics by Jim Lawton

Global CEO survey: Drivers of global manufacturing competitiveness

CEO survey respondents were asked to rank nations in terms of current and future manufacturing competitiveness – as well as the drivers of this competitiveness – for the 2016 Global Manufacturing Competitiveness Index released by Deloitte Global and the Council on Competitiveness.

The results? Talent is the number one driver of a country’s ability to compete on the global stage. That’s not a surprise. But how to attract and retain talent – especially when manufacturers are experiencing a severe talent shortage? In the following weeks I’ll discuss ways that collaborative robots are helping manufacturers improve worker job satisfaction and more importantly, worker retention.

In the meantime, you can download and read the full study.

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About the Author

Jim Lawton

Jim had a choice upon graduating from Tufts University – chase a dream as a concert pianist or become part of the inaugural Leaders for Manufacturing Program at MIT. He chose the latter– dedicating his career to developing and delivering innovative solutions that improve the business of manufacturing. Internally at HP, and then at breakthrough start-ups in e-commerce, inventory optimization and supply chain risk management, Jim’s never once looked back. His charter today: capture the power of data and analytics to push the standard for world-class manufacturing higher—once again.

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