As the COVID-19 pandemic escalates, the risks inherent in global supply chains are more apparent. A return to business as usual is unlikely according to manufacturing journalist Thomas R. Cutler, who argues that “With manufacturing activities concentrated in countries where labor is cheap and plentiful, advanced-economy companies are shifting focus to the lowest-wage workers of all: robots.
Cutler is authoring a series of feature articles about how robots are particularly important to avoiding plant closures. Social distancing among people is not an issue for robots. Goods to person will migrate into goods to robots. Cutler will be interviewing industry thought leaders during COVID-19 to understand how operations in logistics, manufacturing, distribution centers, and warehouses will take on new dynamics and characteristics.
Cutler noted that to avoid a plant closure in Q3 and Q4 due to an anticipated resurgence of COVID-19, more companies are implementing robotic solutions in Q2. Those robotics companies that can quickly deliver AGVs and AMRs will prevail. Too many solution providers have a long lead time and will fail to maximize robotic implementation during Q2 2020.
About TR Cutler, Inc.
Thomas R. Cutler is the President and CEO of Fort Lauderdale, Florida-based, TR Cutler, Inc., the largest manufacturing communication firm worldwide with four dozen industry experts and thought leaders on staff. Cutler is celebrating the 21-year anniversary of the Manufacturing Media Consortium.
During COVID-19 Cutler is advising manufacturers, industrial leaders, supply chain professionals, and C-level executives how to best navigate Q2 2020, to have an amazing pipeline of sales and sales content for Q3 2020 and beyond.
Cutler has authored more than 7,000 articles for a wide range of manufacturing periodicals, industrial publications, and business journals. Cutler is the most published freelance industrial journalist worldwide, and more than 4200 industry leaders follow Cutler on Twitter daily at @ThomasRCutler.
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