Digitisation of supply chain to ensure smooth manufacturing in the ‘new normal’
Manufacturers are faced with a tough question of how to produce with the constraints of the 'new normal'. What seems certain in times of the pandemic is that digital will become the backbone of production.
We are currently going through the biggest crisis of our lifetime. While lockdown has been lifted, the situation on ground has not changed a lot, with challenges to run manufacturing plants becoming bigger every day as uncertainties in supply chain and workforce availability increase. Enterprises are doing their best to estimate product demand, inventory to be maintained, raw material and resource availability, but manufacturing in the ‘new normal’ has shifted from monthly or weekly planning to daily production planning.
Leaders are faced with a tough question of how to produce with these new constraints. What seems certain in this era of ‘new normal’ is that digital will become the backbone of the factories. Process automation in plants was always taken with a pinch of salt but now it will be the most desired thing to have.
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