Episode #111: Who Will Replace Manufacturing’s Retiring Workforce?
It’s predicted that by 2030 there will be 10,000 retirements per day in both the US and EU. This will create a huge hole in manufacturing and a massive brain drain. The sector has an image problem as young people don’t see it as a highly technical and skilled industry with significant career opportunity. What needs to change to attract this much needed workforce? Just Piferrer is a supply chain expert and a professor at a number of business schools in Barcelona. He joins Janet Eastman to share his ideas and thoughts on how manufacturing can adjust to meet this challenge head on.