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it happen. At best, the alternative was to slow
operations to a crawl.
We've learned once again that people, for
the most part, want to do a good job and,
whether they're at the plant or at home, they
will make every effort to deliver what's needed
for the good of the operation. More than one
management person has reported that there
were some initial difficulties as people sorted
technology and responsibilities. Once that
phase was traversed, we've learned that remote
workers are as productive and, in many cases,
more so than when they were in the plant.
I'm not ignoring the reality that manufacturing operations require people be present in
the plant every day. For those people, in-plant
remote systems provide added flexibility.
Several systems providers have also developed
tracking and spacing technology to keep those
employees safe.

The pandemic has forced some positive changes that should serve us well for a long time.

The pandemic is an ugly way to get there
(my sympathies to all who've lost loved ones to
Covid or battled the virus), but it's forced us to
actively seek and implement technology solutions that keep businesses operating. For the

most part, those solutions are staying in place
and will deliver notable long-term benefits that
improve reliability and employee productivity,
while keeping workers safe. EP
gparr@efficientplantmag.com

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