Each team requires the right set of skills to perform effectively. Some skills are highly specific to the team. For example, team members may require training to handle specific machines or processes. As manufacturing transitions to the age of Industry 5.0, technical and IT-related skills are becoming increasingly important. At the same time, mechanical, engineering and soft skills (such as communication and conflict resolution) are always important.

Not every member of the team needs to have all the same skills. Your skills matrix helps you ensure that the right skills are distributed among your team members. It also helps you identify missing skills, so you can provide additional training or expand your team as needed.