Manufacturing automation started as a way to increase productivity and reduce cost in operations. But today, it’s so much more, shifting focus to increasing quality and flexibility in the manufacturing process. In fact, as the norm in manufacturing shifts to small production runs, fast shipping, and nimble operations, the difference between success and failure lies with robotics and automation.
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Topics: Manufacturing Automation
Robotics in manufacturing automation has arrived. According to Price Waterhouse Cooper (PwC), 59% of manufacturers are already using some type of robotics in their operations. The day may soon come when the new hire isn’t named Jane or Joe but HAL, as in the computer from the movie 2001: A Space Odyssey. Robots are changing how manufacturers run their operations and manage their warehouses.
Topics: Manufacturing Automation
Keeping up on the latest technology in distribution and manufacturing automation is important to remain competitive and continuously improve. You need to evaluate key trends and determine which ones will impact your business and which ones will help you reach your goals. We have taken a look at the hottest technology trends for manufacturers and distributors and how these may influence your future.
Workforce mobility is the number one technology priority among manufacturing companies. Driven by the explosion of personal handheld devices, the usage of mobile devices is on the rise on the manufacturing floor and across all spheres of business. There are tremendous benefits in implementing mobility, connected to an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system, as a part of your manufacturing automation. At the same time, mobility raises challenges that need to be addressed.
Enterprise resource planning or ERP selection of software is no easy task. At the same time, it is essential to find, implement, and use ERP software in order improve automation (including distribution automation and manufacturing automation) and integration. To learn more about the benefits of manufacturing automation, visit here.
Growing your business is likely an ongoing desire and goal for your company. Even if you are not a large company, you can still achieve significant growth and be innovative. To learn more about fostering growth through the ERP selection process, visit here. Let’s take a closer look at the opportunities you have to help your business grow by benefitting from ERP selection and manufacturing automation no matter the size of the company.
Do you ever feel like the challenges facing you as manufacturers are overwhelming? The day-to-day operations in manufacturing can be challenging enough in and of themselves. Add to that the need for improved manufacturing automation and distribution automation, and you are up against quite the task. We can understand why you may feel overwhelmed by all that is demanded and needed to keep manufacturing prospering.
Many manufacturers believe that achieving automation within their manufacturing processes is an impossibility. Or, they view it as an isolated and individual process that should be dealt with in and of itself. The most effective and successful manufacturing automation actually comes from integrating systems to work together instead of attempting to fix what appears to be an isolated issue. This should create beneficial cohesion and integration of various processes and software used across the company. It should also should combine them into one fluid system and process.