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Future of Manufacturing Podcast

Impact of COVID-19 on global manufacturing

The unprecedented COVID-19 turmoil has forced manufacturing companies around the world to quickly adapt their business strategy and operations to ensure the health and safety of their people and keep their organizations alive in a rapidly evolving environment. Now what?

The new Future of Manufacturing podcast episodes: Impact of COVID-19 on global manufacturing provide insight into the short- and long-term implications of COVID-19 for manufacturers, challenges and opportunities they will face on along the road to recovery, and what manufacturing companies must consider to thrive in a new and uncertain landscape.

Vincent Rutgers, Global Industrial Products & Construction (IP&C) Leader and country IP&C Leaders, explore how COVID-19 is playing out in the manufacturing sector across geographies, addressing top of mind executive questions from workforce safety, enabling agile production, and managing inventory, to new investments, mitigating risks and restarting the supply chain.

Listen to the episodes by country:

Impact of COVID-19 on manufacturing in China

Ricky Tung, IP&C Leader, Deloitte China
Vivian Jiang, AP Clients & Industries Leader

In this episode, Deloitte China’s Vivian Jiang and Ricky Tung give their perspectives on the impact of COVID-19 on manufacturing in China. They explain on the impact on Chinese companies’ supply chains and discuss how they can mitigate risks in their supply network. They also share how Chinese companies are working to ensure the health and safety of their employees, and the innovative ways they are working with the Chinese government.

Impact of COVID-19 on manufacturing in China

(37 minutes)

Impact of COVID-19 on manufacturing in Japan

Koji Miwa, IP&C Leader, Deloitte Japan

Vincent Rutgers interviews Deloitte Japan’s Koji Miwa on the impact of COVID-19 on manufacturing in Japan. Miwa-san discusses how Japanese companies are looking towards digital technologies to protect their workers and move forward. He also shares how manufacturer’s supply chains have been impacted, and what Japanese companies are doing to solve their supply chain issues. Miwa-san emphasizes that strong leadership from top management is critical for Japanese companies to survive after COVID-19.

Impact of COVID-19 on manufacturing in Japan

(18 minutes)

Impact of COVID-19 on manufacturing in the US

Paul Wellener, IP&C Leader, Deloitte US

Paul Wellener, Deloitte United States, gives his perspective on the impact of COVID-19 on manufacturing in the US. He shares that US manufacturing companies are most focused on the health and safety of their people, and are developing plans for a staggered approach to re-starting operations. He also shares how some US manufacturers have pivoted their production to making things like personal protective equipment and ventilators. Paul discusses how manufacturers are thinking through the structural changes that they may want to make in their global supply chains and their global supply networks.

Impact of COVID-19 on manufacturing in the US

(18 minutes)

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