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State of the Industry: The Impact of COVID-19 on the Economy

Webinar | On-Demand

The coronavirus outbreak has causing widespread concern and economic hardship for consumers, businesses and communities across the world. The situation is fast-moving, with widespread impacts. One thing is for certain—it has and will continue to have global economic and financial ramifications that will be felt throughout the manufacturing industry.

So, how has COVID-19 affected the near-term global manufacturing supply chain today? How will it be affected moving forward? How do we reshape and rebuild an industry both more sustainable and resilient for the future?

In this fourth State of the Industry panel from MachineMetrics, you will gain access to a variety of data sources that help illustrate the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Topics included in this in-depth discussion:

  1. What's happening right now from an economic perspective
  2. How it will affect the near-term global manufacturing economy
  3. How this will impact the long-term outlook of the manufacturing economy


  • Jerry Foster, Chief Technology Officer, Plex Systems, Inc.
  • Chad Moutray, Chief Economist, National Association of Manufacturers
  • Lou Zhang, Chief Data Scientist, MachineMetrics
  • Graham Immerman, VP of Marketing, MachineMetrics