The best time to automate is right now

Aug. 10, 2022
In a post-pandemic world, you have no choice but to automate your production facilities.

My, how things have changed in the past two years. Prior to March 2020, we had a robust economy, full employment, no supply chain issues to speak of, low inflation and we were poised for years of prosperity for all. Today, we have continued COVID-related issues, worker shortages, inflation at a 40-year high and supply chain issues that are impacting everything from consumer goods to industrial products. So, what does the future hold?

While I’m not sure I can predict the future, I can share some insights or solutions that should help many manufacturing companies in the food processing industry overcome a few of the obstacles that they will face in the coming months and years.

First, COVID continues to be a part of our daily lives as we enter 2022. It will likely be with us for many years to come, as it migrated from “pandemic” status to “endemic” status — meaning that it will be similar to the flu and become more seasonal with infection and frequency.

To learn more, read "Opinion: No Better Time Than Now To Automate" from Food Processing.

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