Pandemic Forces Manufacturers to Reconsider the Connected Worker and Skills Gap in Manufacturing Outlook

October 01 10:18 2020
Pandemic Forces Manufacturers to Reconsider the Connected Worker and Skills Gap in Manufacturing Outlook

Industrial journalist, TR Cutler reported on the importance of the Connected Worker in the manufacturing sector especially now during the pandemic in the September issue of Manufacturing Outlook. Read Cutler’s article here

The Connected Worker converges different technology trends such as Cloud, mobile, web, chat, social, wearables, AI/ML (artificial intelligence/machine learning) to change the entire working life of a companies’ front-line workers. During COVID, it is more important than ever that manufacturers enable workers with important ERP (enterprise resource planning) operational data, as well as empower them with step-by-step guided work instructions that ensure the job is done faster, more accurately, reducing costs, and enhancing safety. 

Cutler profiled Sundeep Ravande, CEO of Innovapptive Inc. Ravande believes in a better way of running operations. In most manufacturing enterprises, operations are a set of tedious linear steps – slow, inaccurate, and highly inefficient. Ravande believes field work can be done faster, cheaper, and safer. By digitally and autonomously connecting humans, machines, and workflows in the 21st century economy, a Connected Workforce will be part of the global manufacturing experience.. 

Jacket Media is the parent company of Manufacturing Outlook e-zine. The publication highlights current manufacturing trends. 

About TR Cutler, Inc. 

Thomas R. Cutler is the President and CEO of Fort Lauderdale, Florida-based, TR Cutler, Inc., the largest manufacturing communication firm worldwide with four dozen industry experts and thought leaders on staff. Cutler is celebrating the 21-year anniversary of the Manufacturing Media Consortium. 

During COVID-19 Cutler is advising manufacturers, industrial leaders, supply chain professionals, and C-level executives how to best navigate Q4 2020 and beyond. 

Cutler has authored more than 8,000 articles for a wide range of manufacturing periodicals, industrial publications, and business journals. Cutler is the most published freelance industrial journalist worldwide, and more than 4600 industry leaders follow Cutler on Twitter daily at @ThomasRCutler.

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