Furloughed for Robots

David H. McGuire
3 min readJul 17, 2020

The COVID 19 crisis has unearthed vulnerabilities to Auto manufacturers particularly as social distancing rules have hampered production facilities. The governments in the US and Europe have softened the blow by offering furloughing staff for a period of time. Auto manufacturers know this stipend of help won't last and eventually, they will have to shoulder their staff or cut jobs. As is the case of JLR who are set to cut 2,200 jobs.

What the COVID 19 crisis has done among other things is to highlight key vulnerabilities and potential remedies. Smart manufacturing has been a dance with the…

David H. McGuire

Management Consultant @ McGuire & Company