Manufacturing Global: Automation and the impact of COVID-19 in manufacturing
Story originally appeared in Manufacturing Global on July 8, 2020. Excerpts from the story below. To see the full story visit ManufacturingGlobal.com.
at , highlights that “in the case of a pandemic, or similar catastrophic events, the focus should be on machines autonomously running mundane, day-to-day tasks with people intervening based on experience and complementing the machine with strategic actions. “Ultimately, it’s machines and people working together that will get us through this crisis, and those that will inevitably occur again,” said Duncan. “Automation has evolved into having a greater focus on flexibility, scalability and process adaptability, becoming a tool to optimise efficiency through manufacturers’ ability to adapt to demands.”
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