Front Line: Performing Physical Tasks Remotely
27 Jun 2022
One of the major societal effects of the Covid-19 pandemic — aka The Big Reset — has been rapid and widespread growth of remote work, as companies allow more employees to perform tasks from their homes…or elsewhere. The biggest shift has been among office-based businesses, which require fewer on-site workers doing physical tasks than manufacturing or supply chain operations require. But even in the latter categories, rapid advances in automation are enabling more workers to “go digital,” experts say.
Korean battery-maker LG Energy Solutions is betting large on the future of remote work. It announced it will build a $1.7 billion, fully automated, smart factory in a Phoenix suburb, with remote support, manufacturing intelligence, logistics automation, and more. Full automation is no longer a ”wave of the future.”