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Over the past several years, quite a few companies around the world have been steadily enabling higher volumes of remote work with cloud services and collaborative tools. However, the current coronavirus, or COVID-19, crisis is driving many more organizations toward entirely remote work environments in a hurry. With governments’ increasingly enforcing strict guidelines to stop the spread, mandating that residents stay and work from home, there is a surge in demand for reliable remote business solutions.
So, firstly let’s do a quick primer on discrete manufacturing: Obviously manufacturers make things, and the spectrum ranges from repetitive at one end and make-to-order at the other, with all manner of combinations in between.

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So, the focus of this blog is about what your client expects and needs when working with you as a supplier of discrete manufacturing products.

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The nature of consumers’ digital spending has demonstrated a sharp change in priorities. In the main, these changes reflect common sense with both UK and US showing and logical shift away from non-essentials such as apparel (down by 15%) and luxury items.

Using AI to set your manufacturing operations improvement agenda

How can manufacturers get started in leveraging artificial intelligence when the source data they are working with is in a poor state. We show you how to begin the journey.

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