COVID-19 has thrown many industries into flux, particularly the manufacturing industry. Many companies have been forced to evolve to the digital world in what seems like an instant. Different countries have varying levels of optimism in the face of the future. 24% of German manufacturers have a positive view of how their industries will rebound once the threat of COVID-19 has passed. This is contrasted to 13% in the USA, and the differing views may be explained through Germany’s long-standing familiarity with technology in the business sector.
- Manufacturing has turned to remote working as COVID forces the industry to adapt.
- Industries that don’t adapt to using technology have seen unprecedented declines in sales.
- Employee well being is now a top priority as companies start to understand the importance of a healthy crew.
“The manufacturing industry has always been a good litmus test for the practical application of technology”