A while back, we hosted an online roundtable session with our customers who shared their practical learnings and experiences about building resilience and optimizing operations affected by COVID-19.
A dozen manufacturing leaders from all around the world joined the discussion about the importance of workforce flexibility, knowledge accessibility and portability, supply chain agility, and much more.
Here’s the summary of what leading manufacturers do to survive and thrive during and after a global pandemic.
Ensuring business continuity.
1. Workforce planning & training.
29% of manufacturing companies are now accelerating digitization projects to better adapt to the new normal once the crisis is over (McKinsey, 2020). What tools and strategies can manufacturing companies use to ensure that production keeps on running smoothly?
The process of managing and mitigating risks around production continuity is often focused on the workforce. Making crucial operational knowledge available across teams, lines, and sites has become increasingly important during COVID-19. Companies see an impact on the following key areas when they share standard operating procedures and work instructions - digitally - with SwipeGuide:
Skills management is another need that has become more critical during the past six months. Companies need to focus on skills management in order to ensure that lines are always up and running by operators with the right skills for the specific task at hand. Management should also look for innovative ways to enforce and guarantee that the new ways of working are maintained.
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