OPTIS research report reveals optimism

Report Reveals Optimism For North American Manufacturing

The ‘Thought Process’ report examines the opinions of manufacturing industrial leaders from global, North American companies, small- and mid-sized manufacturers and academia.

OPTIS, a joint venture between Castrol and TechSolve, has launched a suite of new materials examining the manufacturing industry.

The ‘Thought Process’ research report is a detailed, qualitative write up calling on the views of a number of manufacturing industrial leaders from global, North American companies, small- and mid-sized manufacturers and academia.

Sven Thiesen, COO at OPTIS, said: “The new research report examined experiences to date and future plans of a diverse and eclectic mix of respondents, all senior stakeholders and influencers within the North American manufacturing environment.”

“The report revealed both positive and negative experiences and outlooks. The most overwhelming crisis facing North American manufacturing was seen to be the much reported skills shortage, and whether enough is being done to fill the gaps as thousands continue to age out of the workforce over the next decade.”

Looking to the future, the report was more optimistic, with one respondent commenting that the level of training and qualification is what will put America back in front, and another suggesting that ‘smarter’ working will help to overcome the looming skills shortage whilst the reshoring trend continues.

Along with the report, OPTIS has also launched the ‘Thinking Machine’ benchmarking app, which invites manufacturing companies to determine how well they understand and optimize machinery, by assessing parameters centered on both visibility and performance management, and culture and environment.

Download the full ‘Thought Process’ report here.