Last updated on September 21st, 2020 at 01:22 pm

Manufacturing may not have faced the same immediate disruptions from the coronavirus pandemic that restaurants and retail stores did, but the industry has seen its share of challenges.

Companies have seen demand for their products evaporate overnight, others have faced spikes in demand that pushed them to the limits of their capacity. All companies are searching for ways to keep employees safe and their production moving.

But with challenges comes opportunity. Opportunities to ask why we do things a certain way, go after new markets, reimagine processes, and consider what the future will look like.

The annual BizTimes Next Generation Manufacturing Summit, taking place Oct. 15, will help business leaders turn the page on 2020 and prepare for 2021. The event will address issues like the evolving talent landscape, the potential for onshoring, addressing supply chain vulnerabilities, the importance of

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Multiplex major PVR has deferred its capital expenditure plans in a bid to control costs as the company braces for a significant impact on its profitability in the current fiscal due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.

Cinema halls in India have remained shut since March this year, after the government imposed nationwide lockdown to check the spread of Covid-19.

“We have temporarily deferred a substantial portion of our planned capital expenditures that we were undertaking, prior to the shutdown. All major capital expenditures will now be re-assessed once the shutdown is over,” PVR Ltd Chief Operating Officer (CFO) Nitin Sood said in the company’s Annual Report for 2019-20.

PVR owns a network of 845 screens across 176 properties in 71 cities in India and Sri Lanka.

In 2019-20, PVR added 87 screens to its portfolio.

PVR, in its annual report, said since cinema exhibition is its only business segment, the

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