Automation sets the pace: Can you keep up?

Can your business keep up with automation?

Robot automation sets the pace in industrial manufacturing, helping businesses to continually improve on processes. But is your business ready for the benefits of automation?

By prioritising technology, specifically process automation, businesses are becoming more efficient and producing goods of higher quality, at a higher rate. However, just because robotic automation holds the potential to improve industrial processes does not automatically mean this potential will be realised immediately.

In this article, we'll look at why robotic automation sets the pace in process automation, why it's important for long-term growth, and why it's important to have a clear strategy before integrating these systems into your business.

Robotic automation is the key that unlocks a higher level of productivity and growth in organisations.

Automation sets the pace

Speed, consistency, quality. Robotic automation is the key that unlocks a higher level of productivity and growth in organisations, helping businesses to grow and remain competitive in a changing global marketplace.  

Finding ways to grow and improve on existing processes is the number one priority for forward-thinking businesses, according to Deloitte's 2015 global insight report. Increasing the level of automation is the most important short term goal for global business service companies, and the second most important goal for long-term strategic planning. This might explain why the global robotics market has jumped by 15 per cent in 2015, according to the International Federation of Robotics.

How does robotic automation set the pace?How does robotic automation set the pace?

Is your business ready for robotic automation?

The potential of robotic automation is high, but without a clear strategy, businesses aren't unlocking the full potential. In this case, it's a good idea to consult with the experts about where automation can benefit your business the most.

As a starting point, PwC has outlined a simple checklist to see if your business is ready to keep pace with automation:

  • Have you identified areas of inefficiency, waste or lost productivity that is hampering the efficiency of your manufacturing process?
  • Have you done a cost/benefit analysis comparing the initial investment of robotics, to the savings of increased productivity, and lifespan of a robotic system?
  • Are there processes that are repetitive, difficult or dangerous if done by manual labour?
  • Does processing require high levels of dexterity or complexity that is difficult for humans to perform?

Answering these questions can help businesses hit the ground running once their robotic automation systems are in place. To find out more about how integrating automation into your business processes can work for you, get in touch with the team at Design energy today.

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