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Should You Be Preparing Workforce For Industry 4.0?

Fourth Industrial Revolution by Pushp Kumar Dutt on December 10, 2018

When we talk about the Fourth Industrial Revolution or Industry 4.0 or the “Smart Factory”, the first few things that come to our mind are the Internet of Things, Artificial intelligence, and robots. Unfortunately, there is little to no attention given to the workers unless there are no discussions about concerns over potential job losses.

To set the records straight, Industry 4.0 will result in net job creation and not job losses as feared by many. Industry experts are of the view that different skills will be required to make Industry 4.0 a huge success.

This means that workers across all verticals and industries will be expected to be more skilled than they ever have been. In other words, the count of routine or physically demanding jobs will reduce but the count of jobs that require flexible responses, customization, and problem-solving will increase.

How To Make Your Organization Ready For Industry 4.0?

There is no denying the fact that modern organizations cannot expect to stay ahead of the competition without embracing or by delaying the acceptance of Industry 4.0. It is already there. It has to be accepted and accepted with open arms so that organizations don't get redundant.

The key to supporting the development of workforce skills is to provide quality, quick, and uninterrupted access to information. The primary purpose is to create and nurture a culture of continuous learning. In other words, it means connecting the workers in the same ways like we are connecting with our systems and machines -- IIoP (people) in addition to industrial internet of things, or IIoT (things).

Obviously, manufacturers will have a huge task ahead of them to identify and execute the best approaches to solve complex business problems with so many competing solutions and priorities before them. The answer, however, is quite simple. An organization just requires to have a solid understanding of its requirements.

Let us talk about the top requirements to remember while creating your digital ‘connected worker’ strategy.

Identify And Capture Continuous Improvements

Putting authoring and publishing tools on the floors of the factory helps workers document unexpected issues, identify and capture solutions, and make appropriate improvement recommendations that creates an organic continuous learning environment. Moreover, role-based settings can be effectively utilized for ensuring that the final content is only shared once it has passed through the required processes of approval.

In-The-flow Learning

The most commonly-followed approach to train new operators is through on-the-floor shadowing. Sadly, it not only presents overstaffing and scheduling challenges, but it is also characterized by a limited opportunity to learn.

A recent manufacturing training survey revealed that more than half of the organizations surveyed devoted less than two hours a month on ongoing skills development. Can you believe that? It is for this and many more reasons that organizations must emphasize on making troubleshooting tips, making work instructions, and standard procedures readily available on the factory floor. Moreover, the information to be presented and passed on should be micro-learning and short-form content (ideally, it should be short and video based and on specific topics or problems).

Communication Channels For Sharing

Historically, factory workers have been unfortunately isolated and deprived of many of the efficiency gains and advantages of digital processes and sub-processes. Organizations can connect them to experts by making messaging channels readily available to operators for resolving issues more efficiently and quickly.

Unfortunately, most organizations have still not understood or extent of the potential of the Fourth Industrial Revolution or Industry 4.0. It is high time that every organization, small or big, starts investing deeply and wholeheartedly to connect its workers. This is also required for fostering communication and knowledge sharing.

Find out how NetObjex is making an impact on the manufacturing sector in the Fourth Industrial Revolution or Industry 4.0 by assisting its clients by visiting http://netobjex.com now.

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