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Smart Manufacturing Report Series

The Smart Manufacturing Report Series helps manufacturers consider, evaluate and execute strategies to become strong competitors as the industry shifts to integrated and flexible advanced manufacturing technology and tools. The top two challenges for manufacturers implementing Smart Manufacturing solutions are finding skilled people and figuring out where to begin, according to SME’s “Manufacturing in the New Industry 4.0 Era” survey.

Smart Manufacturing: A Competitive Necessity

These reports provide a roadmap for manufacturers who want to adopt these practices, outlining the right technologies and solutions, and how to recruit and train a “smart” workforce.

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Smart Manufacturing: 7 Essential Building Blocks

In SME’s second report of the series, we’ll dive into how to get started defining strategies and implementing solutions by identifying 7 essential critical technology elements (CTE) building blocks. The important topic of finding and training skilled workers is the subject of SME’s third and final Smart Manufacturing Report coming later this year.

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Advance your company with Smart Manufacturing – No Excuses: Build your Smart Workforce Today

The third in the Smart Manufacturing Report series focuses on the importance of a learning culture, and how manufacturers are developing a “smart” workforce to drive business results.

Corporate leadership must understand the benefits of smart manufacturing and the importance of creating and implementing a talent strategy: employing a system to codify knowledge and skills required for job roles, aligned with training curriculum — and tied to business goals.

Forward-thinking manufacturers are investing in training programs and using competency models develop their workforce: they’re building the capabilities they will require to remain competitive.

In this report, learn from the processes and the successes of industry leaders who’ve created high performance teams to meet the demands of the Industry 4.0 economy.

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