The next step for MSC is to integrate its industrial supply chain with its workforce.
It wants to build out its industrial workforce from the ground up, and this means integrating its logistics, human resources, and supply chain capabilities.
“We are working on some solutions that will automate some of the things that we do on our manufacturing side of things,” said John Lander, MSC’s vice president of industrial supply Chain.
“In some ways, we want to be able to automate those as well, and then integrate those with the human resources and logistics side of the business.”
The company is currently in the process of integrating the logistics and human resources side of its manufacturing operations with the industrial supply side, and the process is expected to take two to three years, Lander said.
“It’s going to be very rapid.
The industrial supply and logistics are going to need to be integrated.”
The process is also likely to have a significant impact on how the company views its workforce, and how it approaches hiring.
“The reality is we need to build in a lot of automation into our manufacturing processes,” said Lander.
“If we don’t, we’ll just be spending time and resources that we could be spending on improving our manufacturing.”
The next big challenge for MSM will be to figure out how it can automate its supply chain and its workforce and figure out where to find the resources and talent to fill those roles.
MSM has been trying to do this through a number of programs, including an initiative to hire more workers in the retail and hospitality sectors.
But that’s not enough to fill jobs in the manufacturing sector.
“There is a lot more to do in terms of recruiting, retaining, training, and expanding our workforce,” said Joe Pugh, the CEO of MSM.
“Right now, it’s still a small portion of the total workforce.”
The challenges ahead will likely require MSM to make its workforce more flexible.
“One of the biggest challenges for MSB is the lack of mobility and the lack the ability to grow,” Pugh said.
The company has seen a huge growth in its workforce over the last few years, and it’s trying to expand that pool.
“I don’t know if we’ve been able to really leverage that growth into what we want, but we are making some progress,” said Pugh.
“What we’re trying to make sure we can do is have an expansion in terms to our workforce, but also the ability for our employees to move to other locations.
I don’t think that’s going in the right direction.”
Lander explained that the company is working on a pilot program in which its workers will be able take part in job fairs and other job-search events.
“They’re not going to take part of our retail or hospitality business, but they’ll be able go and attend those events,” Lander continued.
“And then they will go and find work, and we will make sure that they’re compensated fairly and fairly well.”
MSB has already created some internal policies to help its workforce learn how to automate its processes and workflows, and they will be incorporated into its workforce training.
“Once we have a lot better understanding of what they can automate, then we’ll make sure they’re being trained appropriately and properly,” said the CEO.
The challenges of automation will likely also require a massive expansion of its supply chains, which Lander says will be a major focus for the company.
“Our industrial supply chains are really, really big, so I think that it’s going the right way, because the supply chain is the engine of our business,” he said.