There is no denying that 2021 was brutal for the manufacturing sector due to the unforeseen challenges caused by the global pandemic. The industry was forced to recognize the value and the need for agility in their processes, as this ability to quickly adapt is the differentiating factor between success and demise of the business. The year ahead of us is poised to be the year of manufacturing comeback, and that’s certainly a positive news. Scaling up will be happening across the board and many companies will introduce processes with the goal of an increase in overall efficiency.
- At the outset of the pandemic managements typically hunkered down, slowing production as demand slowed.
- It was at the time also imperative to keep the workforce safe. Only essential workers were kept on board.
- With things taking a turn in the other direction, manufacturers have been caught off guard by the need to scale up. Many have looked to digitalization to help.
“For the first time, manufacturers are recognizing the urgent need to be adaptive and agile with their production.”