Manufacturing is the processing of raw materials or parts into finished goods through the use of tools, human labor, machinery, and chemical processing. Large-scale manufacturing allows for the mass production of goods using assembly line processes and advanced technologies as core assets. Efficient manufacturing techniques enable manufacturers to take advantage of economies of scale, producing more units at a lower cost. Manufacturing is a value-adding process allowing businesses to sell finished products at a higher cost over the value of the raw materials used. It is often reported on by the conference board, and well examined by economists.
Manufacturing is a very simple business; the owner buys the raw material or component parts to manufacture a finished product. To function as a business the manufacturer needs to cover costs, meet demand and make a product to supply the market.
Many manufacturers are facing a severe gap between the talent they need and what is actually available on the labour market. It is expected that this talent gap will only increase in the near future.
The main training problem in the manufacturing industry is that most employers are looking for multi-skilled employees who can perform a range of tasks, while many manufacturing workers are unskilled or have only been trained to perform a single job function.
Manufacturing Training Provider
Manufacturing training expert, Train Smart Inc, provides tailored manufacturing learning solutions that can include instructor-led training, one-on-one coaching and elearning.
Training topics that Train Smart Inc has extensive expertise in include:
1. Project Management
2. Time Management
3. Leadership Training
4. Strategic Planning
5. Lean Manufacturing Principles