As the Covid-19 pandemic has swept across the world, businesses have been caught off guard, as governments have implemented varying degrees of safe distancing measures. Supply chains have been disrupted and manufacturers are facing an uphill battle on many fronts.
While Industry 4.0 and digital transformation have gained much attention over the past several years, manufacturers have historically been slow to adopt such technologies. However, in recent years, that has been changing, but with the onset of Covid-19, manufacturers now have to face up to their shortcomings, especially when it comes to real-time visibility across the business.
Through the ‘Covid-19 Digitalisation Roadmap,’ Industrial Automation Asia (IAA) seeks to help manufacturers make more informed decisions about digital transformation with the view to creating a more resilient manufacturing sector.
Industry 4.0 is all about enterprises transforming their entire digital value chain through the power of analytics and AI to harness and unlock the inherent value of their data.
If there is a silver lining to the current pandemic, it is the realisation that digital transformation is no longer a prospect for the future.
Organisations continue to embark on their digital transformational journey with enterprise applications through challenging times.
COVID-19 has shocked markets and supply chains globally. At Microsoft, together with our partners, we are working with manufacturers to help them respond to these challenges and adapt to the new conditions, as well as reimagine their businesses for the new normal.
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