How Technology is Affecting Manufacturing’s Future

Advancing at an incredible rate, technology continues to address many shopfloor concerns. But is it going after the biggest one? Here’s an interesting perspective on how to make sure it does.


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Technology is advancing at increasing rates, and it brings with it solutions to so many issues we face on the shop floor. But is it addressing the most important concerns? Our younger employees seem well equipped to work with the newest methods of research and electronic communication, but we need to make sure we merge these skills with the mastery of our craft that can take years of hands-on experience to develop.

In the column “Technology Trials and Tribulations,” Charles Ruecker, president and CEO of Core Powered Inc., provides his views on what we need to keep an eye on in making the most of technology in our businesses, for both the short- and longer-term future. Check it out!