If you work in manufacturing you’ve probably heard the phrase ‘industry 4.0’, first things first, what on earth does it actually mean?
Industry 4.0 is a somewhat scary ‘end of days’ techy way of saying that we’re now into the 4th era of industry. Some have described it as a 4th Industrial Revolution
A decade after the economic downturn, the job market has finally started to rebound with jobs being added in nearly every sector. The unemployment rate in both the US and UK has been sitting at around 4% for the last few years, down from an average of 6.5% in 2014. While most companies are having success finding the candidates they need to fill their open positions, businesses in the manufacturing sector have been struggling to get applicants through the door.
The National Association of Manufacturers estimates that US companies will face
As anyone can see, technology has changed the way people interact with one another. But it hasn’t just impacted human connection – it’s changed the way we go about everyday processes and changed our priorities.
This change has been especially noticeable in the business world. Companies are interacting with customers in different ways, and collecting data has become an increasingly important task. However, business in general is often slow to adapt to changes – just look at how many people still list their fax number in their email signature