Remote service models have become increasingly attractive for capital equipment and infrastructure manufacturers over the last several years, for some very compelling reasons: Big picture, skilled maintenance technicians and engineers are in increasingly short supply. Businesses face an HR cliff, with a huge swatch of their workforce slated to retire over the next decade, taking … Continue reading Remote Service Technology is Even More Attractive in Pandemic
Covid-19 hit U.S. manufacturing in a variety of negative ways – from supply chain disruptions to HR challenges. But on the demand side, many sectors have seen stable to rapid growth in customer orders: Food & Beverage, Pharma, PPE, Telecoms Equipment, some Medical Device segments, and Warehouse and Distribution centers are all experiencing growth. While … Continue reading Will COVID-19 Accelerate Industrial Automation?
I’ve read a variety of opinions about the viability of Intel’s Mobileye acquisition, both positive and negative. I found the framework Peter Cohen used in this recent Forbes opinion piece to be particularly interesting, as I think he’s focused on the right four questions. However, after considering those same questions I formed a more optimistic … Continue reading Intel’s Good Bet on Automotive