Is the labour shortage affecting your production line?

Apr 20, 2022

The complexities of our changing economics have many feeling that the world is spinning slower than usual- and production lines have suffered. Causing headaches for business owners, stress for workers, and feelings of defeat for consumers.


Global Issue


The global issues of labour shortage have direct relation to the manufacturing skills gap and the fourth industrial revolution. Although this challenge is complex, StateMix values our business-to-business network and would like to suggest solutions to maximize the efficiency of your production line.


Skills Gap


The skills gap in the production industry highlights the contrast between the traditional workforce and the modern technologies. However, there are additional factors such as disinterest to manufacture job positions, retirement of baby boomers, and lack of efficient job training. There is a difference of skills that employers want and a limited selection of who is available for hire. The issues of ideal verses realistic come into play and in manufacturing, it becomes a reoccurring problem.


Traditional vs. Technology


For many companies the old processes are not necessarily the best methods. The more business owners that are adaptable and open-minded to modern technologies the more your company can provide consistent, quality output. What are the current systems of operation within your company? StateMix encourages you to question, improve, and constantly update these strategies so there are consistencies, smarter decision making, and a sustainable system.


How do I overcome the Skills Gap?


Research from Deloitte (2021) suggests attracting a new generation of workers, changing the perception of work in manufacturing to expand and diversify its talent pipeline. This would be most effective with leader roles mentoring a work culture that enforces diversity, equity, and inclusions. Companies will benefit from hiring professionals in roles that encourage an understanding of technology driven software, methodologies, and processes.


What other challenges are associated with the Skills Gap?


In many manufacturing companies there is a divide between the cultures of the office employees and the frontline, hourly team members. This has become especially apparent over the pandemic with one group being deemed as “essential” while the other, perhaps, had the flexibility to work from their homes. To influence a strong team, you must equalize this corporate vs plant mentality.


Fourth Industrial Revolution


The fourth industrial revolution encourages advance methods that will shape a new future for manufacturing which blur the lines between the physical, digital, and biological worlds. Businesses must be able to accept challenges and adapt to new constant, innovation! By optimizing value chains, companies can consider all factors of business management including digital influence on real-world decisions. Automation is trending in the production industry creating advantages for new, more technology inclined job titles that reduce traditional error-prone time-consuming processes.



What is the fourth industrial revolution?


The Fourth Industrial Revolution, also known as Industry 4.0 or 4IR, reinvents the processes from design to engineer and as far as delivery to support. The term was originally introduced in 2015 by executive chairman of the world economic forum, Klaus Schwab. He wrote The Fourth Industrial Revolution diving deep into the advance technologies that is becoming more and more prominent in manufacturing with concepts such as automation, machine learning, and so much more.

The world economic forum defines the 4IR here:

“The Fourth Industrial Revolution represents a fundamental change in the way we live, work, and relate to one another. It is a new chapter in human development, enabled by extraordinary technology advances commensurate with those of the first, second, and third industrial revolutions.”


How can my business participate in it?


The focus of 4IR is optimizing value chains and integrating digital world influences on real world decisions. New technologies are the defining force of 4IR.


StateMix can Maximize the Efficiency of your Production Line.



Manufacturing companies must prioritize incorporating state-of-the-art technology, automation, and preventative maintenance in upcoming years so they are participating with the fourth industrial revolution. StateMix advocates these ideals and provides our clients with the highest-quality equipment to meet their specific manufacturing needs and requirements. Our innovative technologies are incorporated in machine designs with components such as HMI while offering custom built applications to eliminate manual processes. Automation is offered in StateMix products such as Fully Automated Dispensers, Vortex Mixers, and Flex Cell Hand Batch Stations. With a focus to improve quality and maximize output quantity these products “think green” by reducing waste and lessen defective products. Preventative Maintenance is a StateMix service that including training, technical assistance, and repair. We take pride in nourishing our business-to-business relationships. Our team wants your operators comfortable, confident. Our engineers and technicians will build trust with you from consultation to delivery.




By choosing StateMix you will benefit by having preventative training, reducing error-prone processes caused from human mistakes, and provide a safe work environment to your staff.

Our commitment to you is continuous in your customer journey from sales, services, and the equipment you must depend on. StateMix commitment to you is:

  • Our sales team will help you find new ways to achieve your full potential.
  • StateMix products will increase your plant productivity and reduce material waste.
  • Our services will provide you with a team of engineers and technicians will work with you and your staff to overcome production challenges and ongoing maintenance.

StateMix is eager to develop a lasting, dependable relationship with you for years to come. Contact us today at for a consultation on how we can maximize the efficiency of your production line!



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