Head of Americas Marketing and Applications Development
Universal Robots USA
Manufacturers today are facing an imminent predicament: a labor crisis. A recent Society of Manufacturing Engineers study found that 89% of manufacturers are currently having difficulty finding skilled workers. Three main factors -- manufacturing growth, baby boomers retiring and younger generations generally discouraged to work in manufacturing – indicate that supply of open positions will outpace demand for the next one to two decades. In this session, the manufacturing crisis will be defined and beneficial automation strategies will be discussed – solutions that take over the dull, dirty and dangerous manufacturing jobs while improving product quality, enhancing productivity and attracting new talent to manufacturing.