Extremely high-level ongoing digitization is a challenge to the aerospace supply chain that often spans the entire globe. Increasing a closer collaboration is required to meet tight deadlines. Also in focus is cybersecurity, which assumes vital importance in continuous technological developments.
Digital transformation is the order of the day, with health becoming the top priority of most businesses in the post-Covid world. Continuing operations with a reduced workforce, budget cuts, disrupted the supply chain, and low demand calls for leveraging virtual services. Workforce migration has popped up multiple challenges for equipment commissioning, site erection, components identification, and training new employees. Adopting virtual services in an industry so far identified with the ‘physically present’ system is now a necessity.
Be it the arms industry, military weaponry servicing, or other munitions, the challenge is to have smooth functioning. It calls for a skilled workforce and the latest software to get rid of snags quickly. The evolution of weaponry and cybersecurity threats has also enhanced the need for real-time verification and export-controlled remote repair guidance.
Innovations to reach the pre-Covid production level is what this sector needs the most considering the massive losses, both financially and resource-wise, suffered by manufacturers. Not many manufacturers would be able to afford costly and time-consuming physical services for their machinery in the absence of adequate workforce. From remote troubleshooting to cloud computing, shifting to an all-new platform for seamless operations has become both a necessity and a challenge.
Forming a complex technical team is not an easy task. Handling an inundation of maintenance requests amid climate change is one of the biggest challenges. Training new staff and upgrading the knowledge base of the seasoned ones is a recurring process. Maintenance needs of special equipment and the unavailability of skilled technicians can disrupt manufacturing and service processes.
Operating with a reduced workforce and increased workload and breakdowns in heavy equipment manufacturing is inevitable. Amid digital transformation, the industry is looking for ways to overcome obstacles like components identification, equipment commissioning, site erection, and production cycle retooling. Keeping operations up and running, bit by bit inspection, training, maintenance, and repairs are among major challenges.
Healthcare simply cannot afford any leniency in the upkeep of medical equipment. High demand coupled with limited resources has posed major challenges for manufacturers in streamlining operations and innovating quickly to maintain clinical allied support, timely MRO, and equipment quality precision inspection to name a few. Efficient and accurate maintenance and operation of surgery equipment, medical disposables, diagnostic and suction machines, clinical lab devices, and OT equipment pose a big challenge in the absence of trained hands.
Be it exportation, exploration, or extraction, all phases require round-the-clock technical support. At the same time, oil and gas companies need to reduce costs to remain competitive, ensuring valorization of assets. Addressing environmental concerns like oil spills, water pollution, clean-ups, and greenhouse emissions through technology are also major challenges.
Reaching pre-Covid production level with limited manpower has its share of both technical and technological challenges to keep operational snags at bay. Finding the most viable option to remove bottlenecks in order to enable a seamless tapeline assembly, visual examination, rotogravure doctoring and smooth warehouse operation are some of the big hurdles for this sector.
Component failures, grid downtime or transmission system errors can disrupt the supply without a warning. Meet the workforce training and skills needs with the help of digitization in an era of increased power consumption. Enhanced focus is needed on system load shape, transmission system expansion, system dispatch and new control needs.
The renewable energy sector is faced with challenges of stability and the high efficiency of the network. The power grid and industrial process can suffer badly due to poor power quality. Unavailability of a skilled workforce can lead to equipment glitches like transmission lines transits, frequency disorder, voltage variation and voltage/current harmonics.
Finding the right technologies, sustaining and maintaining them is a major issue since they may vary as per a particular city’s requirements. Constant monitoring of data traffic, ever-increasing volume of sensors and high demand for cybersecurity calls for a large pool of technical and skilled human resources, which are really expensive.
Growth in the Internet of Things (IoT) coupled with the growing popularity of OTT platforms calls for high quality, reliable and affordable seamless services. Besides, in the age of digital payment and work culture, privacy and security issues, there are the core areas a telecom company needs to address on an urgent basis. Agile reconfiguration of cloud, level of ICT innovations, cross-functional interface is needed to give flexibility to organizations as they ready the infrastructure for the 5G network.