Disruptions, like the COVID pandemic, can be entirely unpredictable, leaving manufacturers and their supply chains at risk. Resources may become sparse, teams may be unable to work and operations may not even be safe to resume.
In March 2020, many manufacturers felt shocked not knowing how to confront questions like:
- “How do I safely ramp down operations if I cannot keep assets or processes up and running?”
- “How do I increase efficiency to maintain profitability when my plant is not running at 100% capacity?”
- Or, in general, “how do I maintain productivity if teams cannot physically go to the plant?”