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How industry should cope with the disruption ?

During these trying times when the industry is heavily affected with economical issues came up the pandemic called Covid 19 and disrupted the industry completely. We at Industrial Automation Magazine have taken an initiative to bring the industry together and share their viewpoints so that others reading can take measures accordingly to have minimal damage.

About the industry expert

Disclaimer: The views expressed in interviews are personal, not necessarily of the organisations represented.

Hi! My name is Nilesh Pramod Vanikar, I have 21 years of experience manufacturing related to AI, automotive, railroad and aerospace industry from Product Engineering to Senior Management team member,. Well versed with casting technology and automation areas with Ph.D. in the same area. Have 4 years of cumulative teaching experience at graduate level. Looking for a job change with motivation of career growth and expanding my experience to higher level and new technologies.

Has the present Corona Virus strain caught the world unaware and unprepared ?

Yes, definitely.

What are the implications for business in the near, medium and long term ?

In near term, definitely it is drastic till the Covid fear is totally resolved and it may affect globally In the medium term I think industries will try to cope up to max and hopefully be self independent of global resourcing options.

How can governments be better prepared to handle such pandemics in future ?

They better have money and resources developed in better manner than this time.

High accuracy thermal scanners are available but are not used possible due to high costs. Would they be more effective ?

Yes. need more research on that to make easily available

Now that businesses are getting used to the Work From Home culture, will this signal a paradigm shift ?

Yes. Mostly for IT companies it is been effective but for automotive/manufacturing companies it is only possible to certain extend. So I don't think a total paradigm shift is going to happen

Some analysts have suggested this crisis will boost automation and make a case for Lights Out manufacturing. Your comments ?

well, as I said in previous comment, a totally operator less automation in still a long term goal. Yes but automation boost will certainly help to some extent in a progression

What are the lessons from this crisis ?

That be aware that nothing is certain and we as a society and part of of the human globe, we should be now take in account this fact and be prepared for the same and specially with the inventory control assuring that not too much money in invested in the same

#April 2020 Covid Special

To say the world is passing through trying times is to state the obvious. Also evident is the fact that for too long the world has been ignoring the warning signs of environmental degradation fuelled by human excesses and greed. But this is no time for ifs and buts, nor recrimination. Instead, the crisis should be used as an opportunity to make the required course correction to make the world a safer place for all living beings, and the ecological balance, restored. Industrial Automation invited a cross section of industry leaders to offer their views and possible course of action as a way forward from this situation, even as governments across the world and the people are trying to make sense from the still evolving scenario. To read the full cover story Please click here