Posted with permission from the Manufacturing Leadership Council, a Frost & Sullivan company.
The gap between leadership skills and ever-evolving production systems is widening. Without relevant, updated skill sets, leaders tend to break ranks and improvise how they engage the workforce, drive results, and meet customer needs. This variance in leadership performance lowers production quality and raises costs. It’s little wonder that manufacturing, among multiple industries, ranks last in leadership quality.
As companies embark on the journey to Manufacturing 4.0, they need to put in place systems for identifying and developing a new set of leadership attributes based on lean thinking.