Crisis in Manufacturing: Leveraging New Technologies to Address the Labor Shortage

Sept. 24, 2020
Cobots could be a game-changer for labor issues.

The past few years have seen a significant imbalance between the number of available job openings in manufacturing in comparison to people available to fill them. While unemployment is currently very low, the manufacturing sector’s number one struggle is finding skilled workers for their factory floors. This has been attributed to three factors: the impending retirement age for baby boomers, lack of interest in manufacturing jobs among younger workers, and shifting skill sets due to the introduction of advanced technologies.

This whitepaper defines the current manufacturing crisis and how collaborative robots offer benefits such as taking over dirty, dangerous, or repetitive jobs; improving product quality; and enhancing productivity.