Alternatively, some of the newly available space could be devoted to new production lines or high-complexity products that require a deeper level of human involvement. The design of factory machines will likely continue to become more compact and intelligent to accommodate new spacing rules and digital factory requirements. Fewer parts and reconfigurable product designs will minimize the number of human-based decisions and tests that are physically needed on the production line.

Source: New Approaches to Manufacturing During COVID-19 | SupplyChainBrain