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Rockwell Automation Fair: Manufacturing Resurgence, but Where Are the 'Shovel Ready' Skills?

Published: 05 March 2012

ID: G00231236

Analyst(s): Leif Eriksen


The 14,500 attendees at Rockwell Automation's 20th-anniversary Automation Fair, a record for the event, were a sign of the global manufacturing industry's health. However, percolating below the surface are some lingering challenges for the industry, most notably a manufacturing talent shortfall.

Table Of Contents
  • Overview

What You Need to Know


  • Event Facts
  • Analysis
  • Manufacturing Is Back on a Growth Track, but Challenges Persist
  • Panel Highlights Talent Gap and the Challenge in Closing It
  • Manufacturers Need to Take a Leadership Role to Address Their Own Skills and Talent Gaps

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