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The New Role of Custom Software in a COVID-19-Stricken World
While it may not be possible for every worker in the factory to operate remotely, custom software can help reduce the number of people working from the same location at a particular time. This helps in reducing the possibility of contracting the virus.
FREMONT, CA: New challenges arise each day, and the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic has left most companies struggling to implement new procedures to decrease the operational impact. Remote work has become the new norm these days. However, it can be a significant challenge for many workers, especially within the manufacturing industry. Factories mainly rely on operators to keep machines functioning, and it is impossible to operate remotely. Factories can instead significantly reduce the number of people required to maintain operations, and this becomes possible with any time, anywhere accessibility of custom software.
While it may not be possible for every worker in the factory to operate remotely, custom software can help reduce the number of people working from the same location at a particular time. This helps in reducing the possibility of contracting the virus. At the same time, custom software helps business owners view all the processes that take place within the factory from any location, at any time. For custom software to be successful, it is necessary to manage shifts to limit the number of people on the floor at any given time. It is essential to restrict workers from coming together in common areas. For their safety, workers must be instructed to wear gloves at all times and taught necessary hygiene procedures like sanitization. Tools that are shared must be handled with care. The worker must leave the device at a desk or a designated place and not hand them over directly to the next worker. Before the next worker picks up the tool, it should be thoroughly sanitized to ensure minimal contraction chances.
Having a software tool that helps workers to get things done faster and safer enables business owners to gain visibility and digital control over all the processes. There are many software tools in the market, and selecting the most suitable one can be challenging. A well-chosen manufacturing management software can handle all aspects of your workflow and cost visibility. Now that the situation for manufacturers has become even more challenging with the COVID-19 outbreak, which is affecting supply chains and disrupting manufacturing operations around the world, having a custom software that helps control all processes remotely and have total visibility into the real-time status of the company’s manufacturing processes, is necessary.