The Smart Manufacturing Report Series by SME helps manufacturers consider, evaluate and execute strategies to become strong competitors as the industry shifts to integrated and flexible advanced manufacturing technology and tools. Upcoming reports provide a roadmap for manufacturers who want to adopt these practices, outlining the right technologies and solutions, and how to recruit and train a “smart” workforce.
SME research indicates more than three-quarters of U.S. automotive manufacturers and suppliers anticipate major challenges finding the skilled workers they need. In this report, SME examines that talent gap in detail and explore ways our nation can quickly act to reverse current trends and retain its leadership in the auto sector.
Discusses the opportunities and challenges in the crossover between engineering and biology in a new white paper released today. Industry will need to rely on a competency model to help guide hospitals and device manufacturers in recruiting and retaining the next generation of biomedical experts. With the rapid growth and potentially lifesaving benefits of additive technologies, there is urgency around recruiting and training bioengineers who can handle what is essentially a new occupation requiring unique skillsets.
More than 95% of point-of-care professionals expect to see an expansion of POC manufacturing enabled by additive manufacturing, commonly called 3D printing. While healthcare providers operate in an evolving environment influenced by policy, regulations, and changing technology, 3D has shown promise to improve the patient experience.