An Ounce of Prevention: Why Fully-Staffed Logistics and Manufacturing Companies Should Look into Custom Labor Solutions
September 2, 2015 | Staffing Blog
If they haven’t already, manufacturing and logistics companies, (just like many other companies), must start to accept that many of their best workers will retire soon. In fact, experts predict that all Baby Boomers will retire within the next 10 years. This has many managers and business owners concerned. In addition, what made a good manufacturing or logistics worker just 10 years ago is very different for many companies, because of the many ways technology has changed the industry.
However, luckily, there is an easy solution to these types of issues. If you haven’t already started working with a staffing company, now is the time to start, (before you’re clamoring to fill empty positions with unqualified staff).
As a manufacturing and logistics company head, you know well that not everyone will fit in well with your business culture. Some of the jobs are hard and require extensive training, experience and attention to detail. Even though all of your workers might not have graduate degrees or PhDs, all of your workers have unique skills and you can trust them with highly-sensitive tasks. This is why working with a staffing company that creates custom labor solutions and understands your specific industry, (before you have an urgent need), is essential.
In years past, a trainable, unskilled worker could expect to find easy work in the, “old-line” manufacturing and logistics industry. However, (politically correct or not), in 2015, many companies are outsourcing this work to other countries. Machines have also replaced jobs like manual sorting for many companies.
In 2015, computer controls and specialized software will control most machinery workers will encounter. Therefore, new hires must have:
- Math skills,
- Computer skills,
- Technology skills,
- Tech savvy intuition,
- Problem solving skills,
- Interpersonal skills,
- Regulatory knowledge and adherence,
- Physical stamina, and
- Some post high school education or a college degree
Some companies are even looking for candidates with engineering, computer technology, IT and software development backgrounds. This is because business owners want to create efficient supply chain processes and manufacturing operations.
At Allegiance, we understand that any:
- Machine Operators,
- Painting and Coating Staff,
- Software, process and automated systems engineers
- Management staff,
- Administrative staff,
- IT staff, and
- Other specialized positions
…must know their way around a modern, technology-based corporate culture.
What Custom Labor Solutions Can Offer
At Allegiance, we only work with candidates that have skills appropriate to your employment needs. Of course not every candidate must have every skill set. However, here are some of the more popular skill sets we look for our workers to have:
- Critical thinking,
- IT and computer knowledge,
- Math skills,
- The ability to write programming code from scratch,
- The ability to fix boggled programming code,
- Experience working with electric, pneumatic and hydraulic systems,
- Experience with computerized systems,
- Experience reading manufacturing blueprints,
- A good working knowledge of electrical and engineering processes,
- Experience operating automated, manufacturing systems,
- Machine programming,
- Technical troubleshooting,
- Preventive maintenance, and
- Much more
Contact us today for custom labor solutions for your company, and don’t wait until the last minute. Our industry is changing rapidly and the only way to prepare is not to compete for the same talent everyone else is when you’re desperate.