Understanding the impact of the global pandemic on manufacturing automation

Aug. 19, 2020
No one knows when things will be back to normal, but focusing on these best practices can help put businesses on a path of success.

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted businesses around the world by disrupting supply chains, impacting cash flow and accelerating the pace of digital transformation. However, instead of dwelling on the negative aspects of the situation, it’s time to plan for the future. Companies need to develop a strategic comeback plan to guide them on the path of growth. Here are some recommendations to put businesses in the best future position.

Strategic planning advice


Economic slowdowns are a good time to prioritize projects that businesses never seem to find the time for. With this opportunity, owners should think about the opportunities that will be available on the other side of the slowdown and determine how to set themselves up for success. These four strategies can advance businesses post-pandemic:

  • develop new products, applications and services
  • standardize and improve business processes
  • explore business transaction opportunities
  • focus on short- and long-term cash forecasting.

To learn more, read "What comes after COVID-19?" from Control Design.

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