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The Never-Normal Future of Manufacturing

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Trend Brief The Never-Normal Future of Manufacturing 2021 Manufacturing Trends Let's just say what we're all thinking: 2020 was rough. It threw pretty much every element of our lives into disarray, and we suddenly had to become experts at navigating a new way of working, schooling and socialising. It was disruptive, and it was challenging, but it was also transformative. While the past 12 months might have felt like 12 years, it's time to look forward to what the future holds. If 2020 was the year of disruption, 2021 will be the year of mastering change. Manufacturers are masters of continuous improvement – methodical and measured. But what happens when the pace and magnitude of change render existing models of operation and improvement ineffective? That's the question facing manufacturers in 2021, and it will force many manufacturers to implement new models and technologies faster and more extensively than ever before.

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