How Supply Chain Disruption Can Advance Digital Automation

April 14, 2023
How long will the 2021 supply-chain disruption last?

2021 was a year of supply-chain disruption and following shortage, largely due to the COVID-19 pandemic, causing many suppliers to be unable to distribute and/or obtain important automation components.

As a result, manufacturing companies were forced to reimagine how to digital technologies would play a part in their operations, leading to widespread adoption practices and resulting in larger flexibility and agility.

“With regard to the ongoing pandemic and geopolitical risk, there have been severe changes with our customers’ supply chains, both in the companies that manufacture and distribute automation components and devices and those that buy and consume these components,” James Zhang, vice president of market development and connected operations at PTC, told Control Design.

Read the full story from Control Design here.

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