Agility and ingenuity during COVID-19: News roundup from the factory floor

Manufacturing isn’t an industry that’s known for being able to change on a dime.  Assembly lines are a highly choreographed ballet of interactions between people, processes, tools, machines and materials. It’s difficult to change the system without creating quality errors or productivity issues, which means the time to introduce new products or lines is measured […]

Assembly lines + COVID-19: News roundup from the factory floor

Most manufacturers now face two critical imperatives: keeping the goods that society relies on flowing out the door, while keeping their workforce safe at the same time. In the following weeks and months, I expect to see incredible amounts of ingenuity as factories figure out how to achieve both goals. In fact, we’ll likely see […]