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Research Reveals Pandemic Effect on Industry 4.0 and Reshoring

April 6, 2021


A recent BDO survey of 100 manufacturing CFOs shows that the pandemic accelerated the adoption of Industry 4.0. Manufacturers put the focus on innovating and stabilizing the supply chain. “The pandemic has been a catalyst for technological change,” Eskander Yavar, the leader of BDO’s Manufacturing Practice, told Design News. “It was not started by the pandemic, but the pandemic changed the behavior of companies.” The full survey is available here.

Highlights from the study reveal significant changes in manufacturing over the past year.

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