A collection of insights, interviews and analyses related to managing an industrial workforce, combatting the skills gap, and the future of work.
Building a well-structured and comprehensive training program is a challenging yet critical component of achieving operational success on the shop floor. No role is more central to the construction and execution of these programs than a manufacturing training manager. We've recently sat down with Mandy Björkland Galaxia, current Customer Success Manager at Covalent, who has extensive experience as a manufacturing training coordinator . We discussed how vital the training process is and the steps organizations can take to improve it.
Work experience is a key metric to consider when determining worker proficiency. Unfortunately, it is often difficult to incorporate this data into today's systems, if it is even considered at all. This matters more now than before because many manufacturing sites have a shortage of qualified workers and are constantly moving workers around the floor based on demand and what skills are available for that shift. In this blog post we discuss how Covalent can help your organization leverage work experience into the qualification process at your organization.
In an era known as "The Great Resignation," the ability to attract and retain talented workers is paramount. In an effort to differentiate themselves, many manufacturers have begun to adopt Pay For Skills programs to identify top talent and ensure they are compensated as such. When structured correctly and driven by strategic workforce planning, these initiatives better align individual incentives with the current and future needs of the organization, while driving a merit-based culture and further motivating workers.
Accurate data is the basis for success across many business functions. In the case of workforce operations, it is challenging to run audits, train employees, or evaluate performance without it. However, sometimes, whether through dated technology or shifting responsibilities, data can become unreliable or static. Learn how this jet engine manufacturer was able to improve their data visibility to increase their coverage and make their auditing process more efficient.
Leading a software implementation project can seem like a daunting task, particularly within a complex manufacturing operation. We recently sat down with Jim Hamilton, an implementation manager and veteran project leader here at Covalent to hear his perspective on implementing enterprise software like Covalent and how he has seen clients do it really well.
There is a proven correlation between increases in coverage and operational productivity in manufacturing. In our latest blog, learn about workforce coverage as a concept and how the Covalent platform has been designed to help manufacturers optimize it.
Technological advances are happening faster than ever, resulting in workers having to learn new skills quickly and efficiently. Modernizing workforce operations is necessary to efficiently close skill gaps across your organization. In this blog, learn how your organization can begin modernizing their workforce operations and the benefits that can be achieved.
While the importance of quality management in manufacturing is rarely lost on plant leaders, investments in bolstering quality processes can sometimes be viewed as diametrically opposed to meeting production goals. However, despite the costs, studies have shown that installing some best practices in quality management consistently pays off in overall productivity. In this post we will discuss three specific areas of quality where plant leaders can realize a significant return on investment.
Through investments in managing employee health such as adopting new technologies and implementing new workflows, manufacturers can work through the recovery and help ensure long-term growth and success.
In this post, we’re diving into the very tactical workforce management needs of frontline leaders.
Industrial organizations that invest in mapping workforce proficiency to ever-changing market demands are pulling ahead.