The COVID-19 outbreak has hit many different sectors hard around the world. While the fate of the manufacturing industry in America may seem uncertain, there are certainly steps that can be taken in order to survive--and thrive--in spite of it all.
In a recent interview with Fox News, Mark Cuban stated that in order for manufacturers to flourish, they must
It is quite clear now how much we rely on Chinese products and resources. For our country to come out ahead, we must invest in automation and technology at home, not overseas.
Robots are not new. In fact, we’ve highlighted the importance of robots and automation before; and guess what? We stand by everything we said then. Opponents of increased automation often argue that robots will just take jobs away from their human counterparts. After all, why pay line workers full salaries plus benefits when robots can perform the same duties?
While robotics may limit the need for certain assembly-line positions, they will definitely create the need for more specialized skills. Robots cannot plan and react to issues like humans can. There will always be a need for business strategists, floor managers, and supply chain gurus. Manufacturing plans will always need people who can develop, implement, monitor, and make data-driven changes to large picture plans. As we make the shift to automation, we’ll need people who know how to keep things running smoothly day-to-day.
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