Due to the ongoing pandemic, it is still unclear what long-term impact COVID-19 will have on the manufacturing sector, but a few trends are already emerging and businesses do need to take them seriously. The strongest impact will be felt by the greater focus on industrial automation and remote equipment access, which has its roots both in the health & safety concerns and the need to keep up with the competitors in terms of operational efficiency and productivity. Read on to find out why industrial automation is increasingly featured on the agenda of many manufacturers across the globe and how you can learn more about its benefits in the fastest and safest manner possible!
- Industrial automation reduces occupational health & safety and strike risks. The COVID-19 pandemic is expected to further accelerate the processes of automation at industrial facilities. The reason for this is the fact that many workers are required to work in cramped and confined spaces which exposes them to the risk of being infected. With increased automation, Illnesses and other work-related problems such as strikes will become a thing of the past, allowing for the undisrupted production cycles.
- Automation cuts down on the supply and procurement costs and improves efficiency to boot. The pandemic has also increased pressure on the supply chains, forcing the manufacturers to try to cover for the increased costs in other areas. One of these fields is the warehousing component of the manufacturing which can greatly profit from the automation. Closely related to this is the procurement segment, with automation promising faster payment and invoice processing while leaving no room for potentially expensive errors.
- Automation provides more detailed management options for remote workforce. Remote access has become a new normal in this day and age. Before the emergence of the pandemic, workers often needed physical access to the equipment they manage, but new automated solutions offer fine-grained remote access options in which you can manage which operations need to be managed, the type of equipment involved, related levels of access authorizations etc.
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