The fourth industrial revolution has disrupted the manufacturing industry, resulting in a skills shortage. In fact, a recent study by Deloitte predicts there will be 2-3.5 million unfilled manufacturing jobs by 2025 as a result of this widening skills gap.
The issues that now face the manufacturing industry are vast. Advancing technology means that in the manufacturing industry, in particular, employers now need their employees to demonstrate a vast array of new digital skills that many people simply do not have. These include digital problem solving, code writing, and a deep understanding of digital manufacturing tools.
So, how can manufacturers overcome the tide of impending changes and find new opportunities? Well, deploying robots is a great place to start.
To find out more, we spoke to Dropbox Business customer Ulrike Meyer, CIDO of Willenbrock to discover how robotics is being used to improve collaboration and streamline workflows in the manufacturing industry.
Watch our video above to see how the role of robots is changing the industry, and why we shouldn’t be afraid of human and robotic collaboration.
Ulrike Meyer, CIDO, Willenbrock
Machines that talk to humans are very knowledgeable and it takes a lot of smart programming to be able to do that.
I think that is going to be the future and we shouldn't be too afraid.