We are pleased to announce that Xebec Deburring Technologies has been featured in the publication Cutting Tool Engineering discussing tactics manufacturers can take to counter the labor shortage.
Check out their article titled, Tactics to counter the labor shortage, discussing how manufacturers are getting creative when dealing with a shortage of labor by making investments in re-skilling staff and automating time-consuming manual labor, such as deburring and finishing.
Deloitte and The Manufacturing Institute project that, by 2030, manufacturing in the U.S. will have 2.1 million unfilled jobs. Deloitte also found that most manufacturing executives believe unfilled jobs have a moderate to very high impact on production, growth and technology investments.
- 82% of manufacturers see increased growth as an opportunity cost of unfulfilled jobs.
- 81% cite capacity to maintain production levels to meet demand as an opportunity cost.
Too often, machining centers sit idle while highly skilled CNC operators perform labor-intensive tasks such as manual deburring and finishing. Automating processes like these address the labor shortage by reallocating labor to revenue-generating tasks and creating opportunities for expanded production with the existing workforce.
Read the article to learn some of the tactics in play at manufacturing facilities today.