The Future Looks Bright for Manufacturing and Inventory Jobs

February 14th 2019 16:00:00 PM

I don’t know about you, but when it comes to manufacturing and inventory, good news sometimes seems in short supply. Far too often, pundits predict lost jobs due to technology innovations, or jobs moving overseas.

However, we’ve got some great news to share. The future looks bright for manufacturing and inventory jobs, and here’s why.

  • The US Bureau of Labor Statistics indicates the manufacturing sector added 32,000 jobs in December alone.
  • In 2018, the manufacturing industry added 284,00 jobs.
  • In the warehousing and storage industry, 53,000 jobs were added. 

The great news is that even with new technology, smart, creative and hard-working people are still needed in manufacturing and inventory jobs. 

According to recruiter Matthew Naples, three qualities stand out when he looks for people for manufacturing and inventory jobs. First, he wants people with a solid work history and a demonstrated track record of employment. In other words, he wants reliable workers. That’s key for any growth industry but especially important for the manufacturing sector where timely order fulfillment may make or break a relationship. 

Next, Naples looks for people who can meet production goals. And lastly, he looks for accuracy in workers. Manufacturing relies upon accuracy throughout the entire shop floor. From supply chain management to order fulfillment, accuracy is the name of the game. Inaccurate stock counts lead to over- or under- ordering. Inaccurate measurements can lead to poor product quality. An employee with keen attention to detail and accuracy is essential to the manufacturing environment. 

Improve Warehouse Accuracy with Scanco Products

We love good news, and the good news about jobs in manufacturing and inventory means the sector remains a thriving, growing, and productive part of the national economy. With this in mind, it’s important to have the right tools for warehouse and inventory control. Scanco’s suite of barcoding products, barcode readers, warehouse management systems, and more integrate with ERP products and improve accuracy throughout your warehouse. 

Add the right equipment to the right people and what do you get? A growing manufacturing business. 

Learn more about Scanco products and services on our website or contact us at (330) 645-9959.


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