One of the very best things about being a consultant is the rolling opportunity to talk with companies about what they are experiencing and where they see opportunities.
So, based upon what we have heard and experienced, are 3 predictions on what we think might happen and 3 thoughts about what should happen.
While each of the ‘might happens’ and ‘should happens’ discussed above are independent observations, we note that all 6 will create economic benefit…enhancing the likelihood of them happening.
We also note that most of them will bring societal and environmental benefits:
The front runner is warehouse automation. Our recent projects have demonstrated that well designed, well commissioned automation creates serious financial savings. However, these are achieved by eradicating half the warehousing jobs that exist today. We’re hoping that our region’s ongoing economic expansion will continue to create more and better roles for those released.
Anyway, that’s it! We hope you found our thoughts to be of interest. We’d love to hear any feedback that you may have.
Here’s to 2021 being a better year for everyone!