Manufacturing Industry Guide

Learn about the unique set of human capital management challenges in the manufacturing industry and how IDI's suite of solutions can help meet those needs.

Articles

How do manufacturing companies pay employees?
If you're in the manufacturing industry, then you know that teamwork, planning, decision making, and problem solving are required of workers, in addition to quality and quantity of output.  To attract and retain workers with all of these sk...
What is production pay, or piece rate?
Companies in the manufacturing industry may choose compensation a compensation policy that assigns different rates of pay based on products or widgets produced.  This type of policy is often called a piece rate, or production rate. Example o...
How are ERP, or production systems, used by manufacturing companies?
If you're in the manufacturing industry, then you probably use an ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning system) or Shop Floor Control system to stay organized with accurate production planning and reporting.  These systems usually offer communi...
What is a union rate?
A labor or trade union is an organization of workers representing the rights of employees in certain fields and industries by negotiating with employers to protect members' interests.  Each union "collectively bargains" on behalf ...
How do manufacturing companies handle multiple job rates?
Unlike many industries that pay employees the same rate of pay regardless of work performed or a defined rate for all employees working the same job (e.g. Job A pays $15/hr for all employees), in the manufacturing industry there are several factors ...
What are team or experience-based incentive rates?
If you're in the manufacturing industry, then you know that teamwork, planning, decision making, and problem solving are required of workers, in addition to quality and quantity of output.  To attract and retain workers with all of these sk...