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Manufacturing, as I see it, is anindustry dependent on long-termplans and coherent, consistent strategy. This is why, from an outside perspective, the great digital transformation appears to be moving at sucha painfully slow pace—the goal is always to absorb change into core processes, to build up an archive of casestudies and best practices to calculateprecise ROIs and plot careful implementation strategies before undergoing any significant move.
In essence, it’s a process of neutralizing the disruption ofdisruptive change.
But in the wave of uncertainty unleashed across the industry and across the world by COVID- 19, this model nolonger applies. Manufacturing is being disrupted, we’re allbeing disrupted, and there are no best practices to guide usthrough. So instead of careful plans and strategies, most ofus are just reacting, making the best possible decisions onthe best possible data available.
Last month, we conducted a survey of readers acrossmany of our books here to understand more precisely bothhow COVID- 19 is affecting your businesses and how effectiveyour reactions to it have been. It covers a wide range oftopics—from supply chain disruption to keeping workers safe,to basic business continuity.
The results of this survey were amazing, to say the least.Through the many new best practices and effective strategies being adopted across the industry, the overwhelmingimpression from the responses was that of optimism,strength, and success. In total, about 53% of respondentsindicated that their business is running at or above pre-COVIDproduction levels and nearly 86% have been able to successfully navigate the changing supply channels despitenearly 50% of them dealing with closed offices or facilities.
It’s a remarkable result that, I think, underscores the innovative strength of the industry all the more. Yes, manufacturing is an industry best run on careful plans, but in apinch it can succeed in the lightening-fast changes the worldneeds to function.
This is also a kind of theme through this whole issue ofNED. The clearest example is the Cummins Filtration story(pg 8) where a careful, long-term plan to improve dieselengine filters suddenly became a life-saving project to helpsupply N95 masks to workers, health care providers, andat-risk citizens in need. But it goes beyond that, too, fromDubak Electrical Group’s high-speed temperature scannersto Triax Technologies’ Io T-enabled proximity sensor/contacttracing device (pg 12) to the 101 other breakthrough innovations and solutions covered in these pages—a whole newworld of innovation and opportunity is erupting around usdespite all this confusion and uncertainty.
Combined, the survey results and these concrete examplesof innovative brilliance confirm my confidence in this industry even more. The basic lesson is this: times are tough, butmanufacturers are tougher. If we continue on this path,nothing will stop us.
To help, I invite you to check out the full survey results anduse the insights and tactics it covers to help keep your workerssafe, your production running, and your processes sound:newequipment.com/21130510.
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