The COVID-19 pandemic has been a particularly challenging time for the manufacturing industry. Most factories have faced fluctuating resource availability and product demand, and many were forced to temporarily shut down and adjust their operational protocols to promote social distancing, proper sanitization, and overall workplace safety. Automotive facilities and meatpacking plants are just two prominent examples of this.
Although this virus has placed enormous strain on manufacturers’ margins and profitability, it has also heightened the importance of workplace communication. Each day, new data and information emerge about the pandemic that could force further operational changes or, more optimistically, allow for the easing of some safety restrictions.
In this ever changing environment, it’s paramount for factories to have systems in place that allow them to quickly and effectively communicate changes to their employees in real time.