Packaging machinery guru John R. Henry laments the sorry state of available packaging engineers today: “We can’t find skilled people! We can’t find skilled people!”
That’s why, in this 17-minute podcast, he lauds a remarkable benefit of all the remote servicing that happened during the past year, which was mostly forced upon plants because of the COVID-19 pandemic: Better communication between plant and OEM techs seems to be helping improve the training and skill level of the plant mechanics themselves.
• Over the last year, because of COVID-19, people in manufacturing plants were more accepting of remote servicing for packaging machinery and packaging lines. How much more accepting?
• What were some of the concerns of remote servicing before the pandemic that either didn’t matter because of COVID-19 or became less important?
• Will remote servicing continue at these higher levels? Why or why not?
PACKAGING POSSIBILITIES - Season 1: Episode 4
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