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The Future of Manufacturing During COVID-19 and Beyond

Posted May 16, 2020 10:07 AM by Doug Sharpe

COVID-19 will change the way that manufacturers design products, source materials, make parts, and analyze operations. For larger manufacturers with greater financial resources, the pandemic will accelerate the implementation of Industry 4.0, technologies that use a cyber-physical interface to improve how humans and machines interact to add business value. For small-to-medium manufacturers with more limited budgets, the pandemic will transform business even without major technology investments.

Are these predictions about the future of manufacturing too bold? After all, industry’s COVID-19 experience is uncommon – the response to a crisis the likes of which the world has not seen since the 1918 Spanish flu. Yet there are strong examples of manufacturers who have pivoted during the pandemic to establish what will become new best practices. This article considers some examples while identifying six things to look for as you improve your own manufacturing capabilities during COVID-19 and beyond.

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