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COVID-19 to Force Companies to Radically Rethink Technological Investment


The Coronovirus outbreak and the worldwide reaction to the pandemic will force companies to radically rethink how they operate and embrace technological investment, states ABI Research.

“To effect change, there must be a stimulation of a magnitude that means companies cannot do anything but make bold decisions to survive. COVID-19 is that magnitude,” explains Stuart Carlaw, Chief Research Officer at ABI Research.

Bold decisions and technological investments could lead to outcomes such as:
• A more concerted and widespread move to lights-out manufacturing
• Increased usage of autonomous materials handling and goods vehicles
• A more integrated, diverse, and coordinated supply chain
• Investment in smart cities to support community resilience
• A move to virtual workspaces and practices
• And so much more

“Before we feel this potential long-term impact, there will be some serious short-term implications. Contractions in consumer spending, disruptions to supply chains, and reduced availability of components will create a rough sea for all boats,” Carlaw says. “In the short-term, there will be a retrenchment in outlooks a reduced investment in modernization, as survival instincts trump the drive to prosperity.”

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