Called the Transformational Productivity Initiative (TPI), the public-private partnership is designed to improve productivity performance in Wisconsin’s small and midsize manufacturers. WMEP will identify the factors that affect and limit productivity growth, and then work with individual companies to develop …
The goal of the Transformational Productivity Initiative is to increase productivity at the company level, and to bring these improvements to scale where the aggregate gains drive economic expansion in the state of Wisconsin.
This is a call to action for Wisconsin and the state’s manufacturers. Productivity is the engine of economic growth and prosperity, but has lagged in Wisconsin and across the U.S. over the last decade. TPI is a public-private partnership assembled to provide leadership for Wisconsin’s manufacturers on the challenges they face in achieving productivity growth.
TPI is designed to:
- Assist manufacturers in benchmarking their performance against others in their NAICS code
- Identify and quantify performance gaps
- Provide a roadmap, guidance and resources required to close the gap
- Assist best-in-class firms in expanding the frontier through technology, operational and business innovation that will define the best practices of tomorrow
Manufacturing industries as varied as automotive, electronics, chemical products and food alreadyuse collaborative robots (cobots) for tasks such as assembly, loading and packaging. The partnership between humans and cobots is an important one that combines tasks and drills with thoughts and skills.
Manufacturers may choose to invest in cobots to achieve consistency in quality, increase response time or meet market demand. Regardless of the reason, it is apparent that collaborative robots are playing a big part in the advancement of manufacturing. Learn more about “What Cobots Can Do for Your Business” with this infographic.