While now on the backend of the COVID-19 pandemic, industries have had to change how they do things because of it. A main change is adopting mobile automation technology into everyday practice. But this trend shows no signs of stopping. In fact, there’s a high likelihood that these types of technologies will be around well after vaccine rollouts and our return to a newer normal. Mobile has major staying power because of its slew of benefits that were previously known—but are now mainstream because of COVID-19.
Industry Lessons Learned
Mobile automation technologies have been around for years. But their on-hand practicality and full potential hadn’t been truly tapped before COVID-19. We don’t have to tell you—the pandemic caused a significant disruption that upended work and processes as we knew them. This would turn into the impetus needed for industries to go mobile like never before.
Prior to COVID, implementation wasn’t the real hurdle to widespread mobile adoption. That could be done without much difficulty from a purely technological standpoint. The real barrier came down to prevailing thought. What was needed was exactly something that COVID brought about: a shift in standards. The pandemic made it not just crucial, but absolutely necessary, for mobile and remote technologies to be used.
While COVID is one of historic proportions, disasters and disruptions are not new occurrences. And if history tells us anything, instances that lead to disruptions (even to our daily life) are likely to continue.
Remote connectivity technologies saw their value shine when plant floors became siloed workplaces due to social distancing guidelines. Even with precautions, jobs could be completed using tablet PCs, logging into a workstation remotely via VPN, deploying drones, and more. Post-pandemic industry is prime for this work trend to continue, as it expedites workflow and keeps costs down. The main lesson learned? The technology we’re currently using day-to-day works wonders and needs to stay.
Benefits Brought About by Mobile Automation Technology
Mobile automation technology has planted itself into standard industry practice because of proven results. Mobile technologies allow engineers, technicians, and project managers to maneuver around—and even mitigate—a disaster’s disruptive effects so that work and production can continue.
Benefits that are being seen include on-demand remote recommendations, further stakeholder involvement, streamlined and more effective project meetings, improved process application aspects, and readily available solutions. These benefits were amplified by a pandemic-affected workplace, but apply in other disruptive cases as well.
Revere has been preaching for years about how necessary automation technology is in minimizing disruption, disaster, and derailed production. We also put into practice exactly what we preach.
We’ve seen firsthand how remote and mobile technologies have helped us. Technologies like these can also aid your company in its aims. Talk to us about your vision, how our process can join along with it, and the ways in which we’ll work together toward better processes.