The coronavirus outbreak is having a profound impact on every business’ supply chain. The U.S. manufacturing PMI indicated the worst contraction in production, new orders, and employment since the 2008 recession. Nearly 75% of companies report supply chain disruptions in March, a number most expect to rise further.
The future of work will be defined by automation. With such transformative change, everyday workers may be skeptical about how it will affect them. However, what many fear-inducing headlines often don’t reveal is that automation creates plenty of opportunities.
One of the perennial buzzwords in the Automation Industry is scale. Researchers, providers, industry-watchers and the media in general are focussing on the nirvana of delivering Robotic Process Automation (RPA) at scale. This is most likely because there is less success in the industry than was expected…far less.