Industrial Journalist TR Cutler Examines Why Manufacturing Faces Massive Talent Shortages

Industrial Journalist TR Cutler Examines Why Manufacturing Faces Massive Talent Shortages

Throughout 2019, Industrial journalist TR Cutler will examine why manufacturing enterprises face significant labor shortages. Cutler’s data corroborated the newly launched Deloitte’s Skills Gap study, which found the manufacturing skills gap continues to widen. Those data revealed that 2.4 million jobs will likely go unfilled over the next decade, jeopardizing $454 billion of economic output in 2028, or more than $2.5 trillion over the next decade.

According to the Deloitte study, five out of ten open positions for skilled workers in the U.S. manufacturing industry remain unoccupied today due to this skills shortage. Of the top reasons these positions go unfilled, the negative perception of the manufacturing industry tops the list, according to 45 percent of respondents.

About TR Cutler, Inc. 

Thomas R. Cutler is the President and CEO of Fort Lauderdale, Florida-based, TR Cutler, Inc., (, the largest manufacturing communication firm worldwide with four dozen industry experts and thought leaders on staff. Cutler is celebrating the 20-year anniversary of the founding of the Manufacturing Media Consortium, which now has more than 7,000 global members including journalists, editors, publishers, and economists, worldwide writing about trends, industrial data, manufacturing case studies, material handling profiles, and robotics feature articles. He maintains extraordinary relationships with clients, journalists, editors, economists, trendsetters, and key business leaders worldwide and has become a key resource for those writing about the manufacturing sector. Cutler is passionate about expanding the coverage and importance of the manufacturing media coverage.

The hot topics impacting the industrial and distribution sector for 2019 include employee engagement, retention, customer service, robotics, Industry 4.0, Big Data, IIoT (Industrial Internet of Things), mobile technology solutions, inventory control, procurement solutions, warehouse solutions at the distribution, warehouse, and 3PL levels. Manufacturing material flow, Fork Truck Free transformations, global real-time actionable data, along with lean manufacturing, Six Sigma, Theory of Constraints and Digital Visual Management. Cutler is particularly focused on the growing role of Women in Manufacturing (at the C-Suite and on the plant floor). Cutler expects the interaction of manufacturing, logistics, last mile delivery issues to permeate the media conversation over the next year.

Cutler has authored more than 7,000 articles for a wide range of manufacturing periodicals, industrial publications, and business journals each published in leading monthly trade magazines, B2B periodicals, blogs, and marquis publications globally. Cutler is the most published freelance industrial journalist worldwide, and more than 4000 industry leaders follow Cutler on Twitter daily at @ThomasRCutler. 

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