Chemical makers are using tech to quickly produce COVID-19 necessities

Chemical makers are using tech to quickly produce COVID-19 necessities

Knowde Take: The world was changing even before everything shut down due to the Corona Virus – moving at a rapid pace to a more automated way of doing business. One example: buyers, already doing the bulk of their research online, wanted a better on-line purchasing experience. They were looking for easier access to information, a simpler process to request samples and order products, and shorter wait times for delivery. The shutdown is only hastening what will be a “new normal.” The companies that will be most successful in the post-virus period are those that have the agility to adapt quickly

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Chemical makers are using tech to quickly produce COVID-19 necessities

In a world where the unprecedented has become commonplace, the global chemical industry is in the midst of a “massive pivot” in response to the escalating COVID-19 pandemic. Dozens of chemical companies were ramping up production, rallying their supply chains and adjusting their manufacturing operations in response to urgent calls for hand sanitizer, personal protective equipment, protective screens and other products. Here’s a look at several of the Industry 4.0 and Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) digital capabilities that enabled companies to execute these types of pivots in the name of helping communities and people.

Read more here: Pandemic Pivot