This year will also see the growth of the Reskilling Revolution in an effort to combat this tsunami and provide 1 billion people with better skills, education and jobs by the year 2030. The focus on reskilling will help manufacturers become part of a skills-based system that will help fulfil the talent pool and create an environment where workers will have better access to continued education and can easily transition between roles.

Last year fundamentally changed the manufacturing industry; throughout this year businesses will need to continue working towards a more flexible environment. Through a focus on being people-centric and the prioritization of reskilling and technology adoption to support this approach, manufacturers will be set for success in 2021.