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Robots have made Singapore a modern manufacturing success

Long-term strategic planning vital for preserving industrial economy

| Singapore
Infineon employees input jobs on an automated guided vehicle, which allows flexibility in transporting materials around the factory floor: Singapore's exploitation of robots offers lessons for the world.   © Singapore Press/AP

James Lambert is director of economic consulting for Asia at Oxford Economics in Singapore.

Manufacturing industries across the world are facing a trifecta of extreme challenges in the wake of economic and geopolitical turbulence: soaring inflation, shortages of labor and supply chain delays.

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