To transform manufacturing, transform the workforce.
Digital transformation – a key element of what’s been called the Fourth Industrial Revolution – is bringing a radical change to U.K. manufacturing operations. These changes aren’t happening in a vacuum: the evolving global marketplace, lean production techniques, political upheaval and other factors all play a role in a fast-changing manufacturing landscape.
In this turbulent world, manufacturers are looking for ways to gain a fresh edge. They’re looking for operational efficiencies; they’re looking for higher skilling and more staff flexibility; they’re looking for expert help in keeping ahead of changes. Building, deploying and managing a flexible and very productive workforce is critical to manufacturing success.
Kronos has a special interest in business operations. Over 120 leading manufacturers in the UK and Ireland -- including Nestlé, Rolls Royce, Kellogg’s, Jaguar Land Rover, Mondelez and Caterpillar -- rely on solutions from Kronos to control labour costs, improve satisfaction scores, increase productivity, manage risk and compliance and ultimately positively transform their businesses. In this briefing, we’d like to share a few thoughts about the changes facing manufacturers in the coming years – and then we’d like to hear your thoughts as well.