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Reskilling Manufacturing Workforce with AI is Key to Withstand the COVID-19 Crisis

Published on:
May 9, 2020

Canvass Analytics Inc, a global provider of AI powered industrial analytics software, will put the spotlight on AI as a critical tool to help manufacturers withstand the COVID-19 crisis at an upcoming webinar, it is hosting on Thursday, May 28. The webinar focuses on how leading manufacturers are reskilling their workforce with AI to meet the challenges of today’s pandemic. Click here to replay the webinar.

COVID-19 has sent a thunderbolt across the manufacturing workforce worldwide, creating an unprecedented challenge to the manufacturing floor. In a survey conducted by the National Association of Manufacturing, 53% of their member manufacturing firms anticipated a change in their operations in the coming months due to the ongoing restrictions from COVID-19. The pandemic has forced manufacturers to grapple with full or partial plant shutdowns, restricted face-to-face interactions and implementing staggered shifts on the operations floor to compensate for higher than normal workforce absences.

“Now, more than ever, is it important for manufacturers to optimize their operations to safeguard the sustainability of the business during COVID-19 and into the future. AI is a critical enabler to augmenting the decades of expertise of your best plant operators with real-time data-driven insights direct from your operations floor, helping operations teams to control their operations today and institutionalize best practices going forward,” says Humera Malik, CEO of Canvass Analytics.

Canvass Analytics will host a free webinar, featuring Michael Gardiner, P.Eng, Manufacturing Industry Solutions, Microsoft Canada, for industrial manufacturers that want to reskill their workforce with AI to withstand the COVID-19 crisis and futureproof their operations. The webinar will focus on how an AI-empowered operations workforce can enhance workforce effectiveness, improve system resilience, and increase operational effectiveness.

Adoption of AI in manufacturing has typically been slow, hard, and created a dependency on data scientists, leading to an estimated 70% of AI pilots being abandoned, according to McKinsey and Company. Instead, Canvass Analytics’ AI-powered advanced analytics platform is designed for plant operators and process engineers and puts AI in their hands with pre-developed AI templates for the industrial manufacturing’s most common use cases. This enables process engineers the ability to control their processes by giving them the tools to visualize and contextualize data, derive predictive insights, and make the operational adjustments without requiring any coding experience. Canvass Analytics customers span Fortune 5000 industrial companies in the food and agriculture, automotive, oil, gas and chemicals, and metals and mining sectors.

Learn why AI is critical to withstand the COVID-19 Crisis

COVID-19 has sent a thunderbolt in manufacturing. Replay the on-demand webinar to learn how manufacturers are reskilling their workforce with AI to meet the challenges of the new normal.

Pressure is being felt across all industries to transform their operations to meet today’s new challenges. It is now critical to enrich the workforce with the digital skills to take control of their operational data and derive impactful operational insights faster than ever.

In this webinar, Humera Malik, CEO of Canvass Analytics and Michael Gardiner, Manufacturing Industry Solution Executive from Microsoft, discuss how manufacturers that reskill their operational teams to unleash the power of AI will institutionalize best practices and foster a digitalized workforce.

In particular, learn how an AI-empowered manufacturing workforce can:

• Enhance workforce effectiveness

• Improve system resilience

• Increase operational effectiveness