APEX 24 Wrap with Joel and Eric: Collaborative Innovation, Human Potential, and Strategic Growth

Koh Young Technology’s Joel Scutchfield and EMSNOW Publisher Eric Miscoll share their insights on the industry, focussing on market trends, talent, automation and transformative power of collaborative innovation. Multiple discussions at APEX 2024 have provided a collective vision for an industry full of connectivity, collaboration and synergy. Following numerous EMS@C-Level interviews, we discuss how CEOs are steering their companies toward open partnerships that blur traditional lines, all while leveraging the strengths of diverse solutions to create a more adaptable and efficient manufacturing landscape. We pivot to the human element within the manufacturing industry, uncovering how artificial intelligence has potential to reshape some jobs in manufacturing. The emergence of higher-paying, more engaging and more sustainable jobs could help to attract a new generation into the sector, while automation relieves operators of monotonous tasks.

This episode spotlights the need to elevate manufacturing’s appeal to fresh talent, emphasizing the role of competitive wages and the value of operating cutting-edge robotics in creating a dynamic and fulfilling work environment. This year companies are focussing on operational efficiency, as the navigate periods of excess capacity with innovative technologies. These strategies are not just survival tactics but catalysts for even greater success and growth in the years to come, allowing businesses to harness technology and automation and stay competitive and agile in anticipation of the next surge. Join us for a conversation that illustrates the resilience and forward-thinking nature of industry leaders in the face of economic challenges.

Like every episode of EMS@C-Level, this one was sponsored by global inspection leader Koh Young (https://www.kohyoung.com) and Adaptable Automation Specialist Launchpad.build (https://launchpad.build).

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