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Is the manufacturing industry really tech averse?

Posted almost 3 years ago by Lara Lee

Some job seekers are often put off applying to manufacturing businesses, because they think the industry holds a reputation for being technologically adverse and unfavourable towards change and innovation.

This couldn’t be further from the truth.

In fact the manufacturing industry is renowned for its early adoption of new technologies which help to speed up logistics and supply chains. A trait which saw many in the industry succeed throughout 2020.

As manufacturing businesses look forwards, many are turning to cloud technology, AI and the internet of things, to ensure they’re as agile as possible in the future.

The agility crafted through digital transformations means that manufacturing businesses are also able to maximise performance in other areas of their business with the prospect of decreasing operational costs, improving customer satisfaction and increasing revenue on the cards.

The people element

The manufacturing industry may not be as tech adverse as originally considered, but it’s the people at the heart of a digital transformation which make it work.

Having the right skills within an organisation can make or break the success rate of a digital transformation, however some manufacturing businesses may struggle to attract talent due to industry perceptions. If this is the case for you, then it may be worth speaking with Lara about how you can enhance your employer brand and utilise your early adopter status to your advantage.

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