June 2015

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HP Automation Strategies: Manufacturing execution systems can help ‘onboard’ the next generation of workers

Population dynamics, including the impending retirement of the “baby-boomer” generation of workers and the associated need to quickly “onboard” the next generation of workers in the downstream industries are driving new demand for collaborative production systems/manufacturing execution systems solutions.

Abel, J., ARC Advisory Group

Recent ARC Advisory Group research indicates that the improving global economy and population dynamics were major influencing factors in the collaborative production systems/manufacturing execution systems (CPM/MES) market in 2013 and 2014. Population dynamics, including the impending retirement of the “baby-boomer” generation of workers and the associated need to quickly “onboard” the next generation of workers in the downstream industries are driving new demand for CPM/MES solutions. Demographic changes and the tech-savvy generation Loss of worker knowledge due to the retirement of experienced workers will impact industrial organizations in both developed and emergi

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