It’s a scenario we’ve encountered all too often…
In an effort to stay competitive, manufacturing companies have jumped on the “big data bandwagon.” They’ve invested enormous amounts of money to optimize their plants with the latest and greatest digital technologies: digital sensors, advanced robotics, data analytics, 3D printing automation and the Internet of Things (IoT).
Soon, however, not only do they find themselves drowning in mountains of data they don’t understand, but they also realize that the employees they’ve relied on for so long to keep things running smoothly are running furiously behind the bandwagon, trying to catch up.
Updating your business to keep pace with the big data, digitized new world is a good thing, just make sure you aren’t operating with an outdated workforce.
“The only thing worse than training an employee and having them leave is to not train them, and have them stay.” – Zig Ziglar
To stay competitive, training is a must
Think of your company as a car…your employees, the engine. Your engine needs regular fine-tuning and maintenance to keep it running at optimum performance.
At a time when technology is changing the face of manufacturing at break-neck speed, training is no-longer something “nice” to provide to your employees; for companies wanting to remain competitive, it’s an absolute must.
Despite all the fear-mongering about the “death” of manufacturing, Industry 4.0 has never been about manufacturers having to choose between humans or robots, but rather, harnessing the power of their combined efforts.
Yes, it is true that more and more routine, repetitive assembly tasks will be taken over by machines. Why? Because machines have the ability to assemble things much faster than humans ever could. But, unlike AI, humans possess the instincts, hands-on experience, analytics and expertise needed to problem solve and optimize factory floor production.
To adjust to the dynamic needs of Industry 4.0, training programs need to be customized, scalable and flexible, combining classroom learning with hands-on, problem-solving experience.
Qualified AND certified
At IVC, we believe that certification should be about so much more than simply passing a written exam. One should actually know, understand and be able to apply the concepts learned in training to real-life situations. True problem-solving can’t happen unless related concepts are clearly understood.
We’ve developed a comprehensive and customizable training program intended to develop a multi-industry analyst through a combination of classroom learning and hands-on experience in our on-site training lab. Our lab contains actual equipment – fans, motors, pumps, a gearbox, and a turret bearing – that technicians will encounter on a daily basis
Nothing can drive home the concept of excessive vibration quite like being able to see it, hear it and touch it.
At IVC, we believe that sending out appropriately qualified, knowledgeable analysts who are skilled practitioners to represent their company is a matter of integrity. That’s why our analysts are among the best in the world.