Acting as an engine of growth, heavy equipment manufacturing was going full throttle until Covid-19 brought the world to a halt. As green shoots appear after months, this critical industry is back in business with remote access acquiring greater importance. Already struggling to cope with skilled labour shortage owing to aging workforces, OEMs are now faced with unprecedented challenges of clearing the lockdown-induced backlog while maintaining uninterrupted operations.
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.