It's a good idea, every once in a while, to step back and look at long-term manufacturing topics. Here is one: AR (augmented reality) as an emerging 'solution' to the widening skills gap in the sector.
And one more: a good example of a manufacturing recruiting talent by showcasing manufacturing as a desirable, leading edge career choice.
17 or 18 major manufacturing sectors reported growth in September
Manufacturers' record-high optimism reported in Q1 / Q2 has continued into Q3. Highest three-quarter average in NAM survey's 20-year history. And, strong majority of both small and large manufacturers state promise of tax reform will spur growth and create jobs.
A picture is sometimes worth 1000 words (see chart to the left). A visual reminder of why our clients are often under stress.
Keith Wisner, Vice President - Workforce & Supply Chain Analytics.