The effects of the worldwide pandemic shook the manufacturing industry in 2020. The supply chain experienced major disruptions leading to market volatility. Businesses were forced to adapt as a result. 2020 Syspro research found that over half of businesses were impacted by supply chain disruptions due to COVID-19. Manufacturing management became challenging, as companies could not operate at the efficiency as before the pandemic due to operational inefficiencies and the need for more remote collaboration.