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The future of manufacturing operations in a post COVID-19 world

  • Michael Schwarz


Dusseldorf, Germany   /   Thu, October 22, 2020   /  10:11 am
The future of manufacturing operations in a post COVID-19 world Manufacture sector illustration. (Shutterstock/TRMK)

The global supply chain has experienced an unprecedented level of disruption and forced manufacturers to think about their operations in an entirely new way. Manufacturers are still under a significant amount of pressure to produce essential products like hand sanitizer, protective face shields, respirators and ventilators. Despite all these efforts, it has proven difficult to keep up with rapidly changing demand. Digital transformation in the supply chain has to be about more than just cost-effectiveness. The ability to continue operating and fulfilling customer and partner obligations even under the most unexpected and challenging market conditions is equally important in an age where agility and resilience are paramount. According to McKinsey, digital manufacturing technologies will transform every link in the manufacturing value chain, from research and development, supply c...

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