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How Do Industries Optimize Through Automation?

Posted January 05, 2020 12:01 AM by ahorner_22
Pathfinder Tags: automation manufacturing robots

Companies today see the potential that exists with automation. When looking towards the optimization of a facility, it is imperative to understand the needs of the operation.

Automation is reinventing every single industry. A lettuce company opened an Indoor robotics farm called “RoboFarm” that can collect 30,000 heads of lettuce on its own self-harvesting platform. Fulfillment centers are also getting smarter and more cutting edge with their operations. Warehouses not only have their own retrieval systems, but also programmed robots to aid their human workers. Looking at the efficiencies and savings that come from automation, it has become an important aspect of business operations.

Distribution centers are looking towards various robotic applications to optimize their productivity and profitability. Warehouses and fulfillment centers are continuing to look for more automated solutions to keep up with competition. This will create not only a smarter but also a safer environment.

Automation is present in everyday life as well. From the self check out at the grocery store to discussing customer inquires with a “chatbot”, automation both indirectly and directly affects consumers. When a company uses automation, it’s passing efficiency along to their customers. On the flipside, many people see too much automation as a company being disconnected from their customers.

Many of the systems that have been put in place still rely on some human involvement. However, with the incorporation of artificial intelligence software, that involvement is dwindling. This software is not only self-sufficient but is also able to learn and improve its processes on the spot.

Productivity is key for any operation. Automation is optimizing industries. Taking advantage of this new era of technology is an area all business can get involved with. In any industry, there are repetitive tasks that can be improved for better efficiency with the implementation of automation.

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