State of the Industry: The Impact of COVID-19 on Manufacturing October Update

National Association of Manufacturers
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The coronavirus outbreak has caused widespread concern and economic hardship for consumers, businesses and communities across the world. The situation is fast-moving, with widespread impacts. One thing is for certain—it has and will continue to have global economic and financial ramifications that will be felt throughout the manufacturing industry.

So, how has COVID-19 affected the the near term global manufacturing supply chain today? How will it be affected moving forward? How do we reshape and rebuild an industry both more sustainable and resilient for the future?

In our sixth State of the Industry panel, special guests Chad Moutray, Chief Economist at the National Association of Manufacturers, Lou Zhang, Chief Data Scientist at MachineMetrics, and Jerry Foster, Chief Technology Officer at Plex Systems, will revisit  data, trends, and early assumptions made about the impacts of COVID-19 on the global manufacturing economy.

Topics included in this in-depth discussion:

  • What economic trends have changed in the past few months, backed by data
  • How it will affect the near term global manufacturing economy
  • How this will impact the long term outlook of the manufacturing post-pandemic economy

Follow this link to review our panelists original data! 

Join our hosts:
Chad Moutray
Chad Moutray
Chief Economist, National Association of Manufacturers
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Jerry Foster
Chief Technology Officer, Plex Systems, Inc.
Lou Zhang
Lou Zhang
Chief Data Scientist, MachineMetrics
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Graham Immerman
VP of Marketing, MachineMetrics