The future may be unknown, but innovation continues to reshape our world and brings opportunities and disruptions across every industry. Although the transformative potential of technology in production systems is widely recognized, the adoption level of automation for supply chain operations lags behind. Businesses find it difficult to make a business case for the Return on Investment (ROI) or are ultimately lacking the liquidity to acquire it.
Automation establishes more resilience
Although the COVID-19 pandemic is creating a lot of uncertainty, today’s crisis might accelerate the implementation of automation by changing perspectives and needs from warehouse, manufacturing, and logistics companies. Being in a crisis situation has exposed vulnerabilities. Now more than ever, there is an urgent need for efficiency, cost reduction and a steady workforce ensuring business continuity. Going forward, companies will hunt for more resilience enabling them to anticipate quickly on volatile markets.