From consumer-packaged goods to heavy industrial production, COVID-19 has hit manufacturers particularly hard. Many simply don’t have the option of working remotely, and they’ve been plagued by shortages and bottlenecks across the spectrum, from supply chain to production to distribution.
Of course, the health and safety of personnel is paramount, but staff shortages make it extremely hard to keep up with production demand. Absenteeism and turnover are higher than ever, jeopardizing on-time delivery and risking future business. When you don’t know who will show up for work each day, it’s almost impossible to reach productivity and revenue targets.
So, how can manufacturers keep production moving to meet demand without overwhelming the current staff that is on the job?
Download this article (in pdf format) published in Smart Industry where Ken Koenemann, VP of Technology and Supply Chain at TBM Consulting Group (parent company of Dploy Solutions), provides five ways digital manufacturing solutions can help increase productivity even when staffing is a challenge.
VICE PRESIDENT, SUPPLY CHAIN & TECHNOLOGY
Ken is a 25+ year veteran of manufacturing, operational excellence and supply chain optimization. He believes that it is critical for organizations to address the challenges of strategic planning and use of big data in manufacturing. At TBM, Ken is actively leading the effort to our suite of services to include emerging technologies that improve productivity and convert complex data into information for improved decision making.