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Connect
Workers,

Elevate
Effectiveness
Jaime Urquidi
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Digitally connected employees
are safer, more efficient, and
better problem solvers.

FOR ALL THE concern that technology
innovations will increasingly remove people
from the manufacturing equation, we have
yet to see robots powering the world. In
fact, the need for human workers is arguably
more important than ever. With 2.4-million
manufacturing jobs predicted to go unfilled
by 2028, and nearly 70% of large organizations reporting talent shortages, there is an
evident skills gap that needs to be solved.
The COVID-19 pandemic highlighted
these shortcomings. Unexpected plant
closures and employee absences due to
infections destabilized already fragile supply
chains, as manufacturers struggled to meet
demand for certain products. As industries
recover and rebuild, the likelihood that the
pandemic will accelerate the retirement of
older workers who are at greater health risk
is very real, widening the skills gap even
further. It begs the question: How are human
industrial workers expected to ramp up

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