Because of automation, manufacturing has shifted from the old “metal-bashing days” to a profession that requires workers to constantly update skills.

If not, then employees will be left behind with new technologies and faster ways to get from initiation of an idea to completion of a product. Automation is not only changing how products are delivered, but it is changing the necessary skills of employees and workers.

“Manufacturing increasingly calls for brain work rather than metal-bashing,” The Economist stated in their special report on automation.

Computer aided design made automation possible. But with computer aided manufacturing gaining momentum in today’s economy, the blue-collar worker is no longer as necessary.

With today’s broad market, the ability to make quick decisions and get work finished faster is becoming more and more critical.

However, CEO of HingePoint Bryce Finnerty said technology is not the only answer when wanting to move faster.

“One thing we’ve seen is that if you don’t setup technology correctly or are using old versions of software in your company, it’s going to cause your employees to work more slowly than your competitors,” Finnerty said. “Companies are missing huge opportunities if they are not automating manual data entry or tasks that you must do in two or three separate systems because your software does not share information with other software.”

HingePoint helps commercial real estate, construction and manufacturing companies build faster by creating custom enterprise software that takes control of company information.

The number one driver for new software or systems is the ability to instantly see company information so executives and employees can make better and quicker decisions.

“There is this craving out there to get control of company information,” Finnerty said. “There is so much, many don’t know how to access it or organize it and this is one of the first steps in working faster.”

Brendan Desjardins, one of HingePoint’s leading project managers, said many manufacturers that work with HingePoint think all they need is a quick fix for something like SharePoint.

“What they’re really after is a better way to collaborate with employees and to quickly find accurate information about their company,” Desjardins said. “They just need a partner to help them transition to something bigger and better.”

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HingePoint covers the AEC Industry and is the author of The AEC Industry 4.0 Report and the Autodesk Industry Report 2017. HingePoint helps construction and real estate development companies take control of their company’s information. We combine systems, software, and data so all company information can be seen and accessed from one screen, like a smartphone or computer. We specialize in BIM, 3D modeling, virtual reality (VR) Augmented Reality (AR) systems integration for construction and commercial real estate development.

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