Manufacturers’ use of technology pre-COVID & 5 key areas for investment in the post COVID-19 World | SPONSORED
The sudden global onset of COVID-19 has had disastrous consequences, both personal and economic. Much media attention has been focused on shortages of key products, as well as waste and surpluses, as manufacturers around the world struggled to respond quickly to sudden spikes and precipitous drops in demand. Manufacturing companies were also in the spotlight as they raced to install new health and safety measures for their employees under the new demands of social distancing, disinfection and the use of personal protective equipment (PPE).
In an effort to understand these challenges, and manufacturers’ responses, at a deeper level, Hitachi Vantara recently partnered with IndustryWeek to survey 192 manufacturing executives. Called “Industry Insights: Manufacturing Operations During the COVID-19 Crisis,” the study focused on the respondents’ use of operational technologies before, during and after the global pandemic.
By reviewing the high-level insights produced by this survey, every manufacturing stakeholder can get a clearer perspective on the industry’s current state of preparedness — and how preparation, and responsiveness, are being increased for the future. For example, many manufacturers are planning to strategically increase their investments in emerging areas such as video and lidar, and advanced analytics, to improve their visibility and control. This move toward digital and data-driven solutions is expected to increase in the post-COVID-19 world.
Download this survey report sponsored by Hitachi Vantara and IndustryWeek to find more about Manufacturers’ use of technology pre-COVID: some critical gaps; how to manage COVID-19 challenges via advanced technology and five key areas for technology investment.