Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Growing labor concerns amid a shrinking workforce in 2018

Interestingly, three major labor concerns facing manufacturing employers in 2018 have nothing to do with the growing costs of increasing wages...
"...Laws affecting inquiries into the criminal histories of job applicants and workplace drug testing are among the issues manufacturers will grapple with in 2018...."
(Read full IndustryWeek magazine article here: http://bit.ly/2CtVztu )
Mattress manufacturers can budget for "fixed" expenses like wages and benefits, but some things about your workforce are out of your control. When unforeseen circumstances disrupt your productivity it compounds other expenses and can send your business spiraling. This IndustryWeek article addresses these increasingly alarming hiring concerns:

  • Suppressing background criminal histories
  • Productivity losses due to the opioid crisis
  • Alternative drug testing methods
All of this complicates an already challenging hiring environment for mattress manufacturers. It's understood that your most valuable asset may be your good workers, but it is becoming difficult to retain them, and even harder to replace them when they're gone.

2 keys to beating labor concerns starting in 2018
This news emphasizes the need to choose mattress manufacturing equipment that increases daily productivity, and requires less skill to operate. These two factors are key to beating these labor problems and keeping your production moving forward at all times.

Here are two GSG machines to start with...
Gribetz V16 quilter can increase daily production by 40%

The strong, fast Mattress Master Optima de-skills the tough work of tape edgers.


Click here for more details: V16 quilter  and Optima Tape Edge Machine

GSG has many new machines that fulfill both of these key criteria on the same machine. Visit www.GSGcompanies.com to see equipment choices for every part of your mattress manufacturing plant.

Best wishes in 2018. Global Systems Group hopes you have a highly productive and profitable year!