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Omron: adapt to insulate against supply chain problems

Mar 9, 2023
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Fernando Colá CEO of Omron’s European industrial automation business says “the demand for chips does not stop growing” and the semiconductor shortage crisis has not been resolved, so you have to adapt to survive.

In an interview with Italian Cinco Días, Colá says Omron has set out to insulate its production processes from the instability of the supply chain.

One of the solutions already applied is to duplicate manufacturing lines around the world, so that when component shortages are detected in one country, production can continue in another.

They have also redesigned over 1,000 products to make them universally compatible in terms of components, making it easy to replace components in the event of a shortage; introduced greater flexibility in manufacturing processes; and adapted the company’s capacity to cycles of component shortages.

The net result of these initiatives is expected to be greater protection of automation users from supply uncertainties during 2023.

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