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US Businesses Turn to Automation Amid Labor Shortage

After September marked the end of extra pandemic-induced unemployment benefits, workers didn’t flood the labor force as expected. According to the Job Openings and Labor Turnover Summary released on Oct. 12,  by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, there were 10.4 million job openings at the end of August, with 6.3 million hires. The lag in workers highlights… Continue reading US Businesses Turn to Automation Amid Labor Shortage

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ŠKODA Auto’s Machine Leaning and AI in Manufacturing AIM

ŠKODA AUTO is launching the ‘AIM.Lab’ in partnership with the Technical University of Ostrava VŠB-TUO. The acronym AIM.Lab stands for Artificial Intelligence in Manufacturing Laboratory. The initiative is the first of its kind in the automotive industry. The lab, which is located on the campus of VŠB-TUO, will be the focus of the collaborative work… Continue reading ŠKODA Auto’s Machine Leaning and AI in Manufacturing AIM

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Automated Measurements Using SMARTTECH3D 3D Scanner and KUKA Robot

SMARTTECH has established cooperation with industrial robot manufacturer KUKA AG. The outcome of this cooperation is a new product for automated quality control system. The SMARTTECH3D Robotized system enables user automation of full quality control processes starting from customization of measurement plan, through CAD comparison up to control report all in one software environment. Over… Continue reading Automated Measurements Using SMARTTECH3D 3D Scanner and KUKA Robot

Robots Get the Job Done

<!– Mobile Robots An Increasingly Important Part of Modern Manufacturing.

Supply Chain Automation: What is it and how can it benefit me?

With efficiency, certainty and waste reduction being absolutely key elements of a manufacturers supply chain, Bizagi tells us how automation can assist. If your factory is the heart of your organisation, then your supply chain is the veins and arteries. Your operational efficiency depends on everything being connected to deliver a reliable service. However, many… Continue reading Supply Chain Automation: What is it and how can it benefit me?

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Overcome Automation Challenges to Create a Better Smart Factory

Overcome Automation Challenges to Create a Better Smart Factory Manufacturers must know what challenges they face and how to overcome them to make the most of these investments. Here are the most common automation challenges and how to address them. The challenges of mass customization in manufacturing Smart manufacturers have already been aware that mass… Continue reading Overcome Automation Challenges to Create a Better Smart Factory

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The rise of the machines: how robotics and automation are creating jobs in manufacturing

SME manufacturers adopting robotics and automation, with the support of Made Smarter, are creating hundreds of new and upskilled jobs. Since 2019 the North West Adoption Programme, a collaboration between UK government and industry designed to support the increased use of digital technologies, has supported 41 businesses with 45 technology projects focused on robotics and… Continue reading The rise of the machines: how robotics and automation are creating jobs in manufacturing

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Inside SP Logistics: Taking robotics to a new level

SB Logistics Corp. Ichikawa City, Chiba, Japan Square Footage: 600,000 square feet used for e-fulfillment on two floors. In total, the facility measures 2.4 million square feet. Products Handled: A variety of items, depending on the customer, including consumables, consumer electronics, toys and food items. SKUs: 50,000 SKUs and approximately 2,000,000 units Throughput: 5,000 pieces… Continue reading Inside SP Logistics: Taking robotics to a new level

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What is Intelligent Automation and How Does it Benefit My Business Now and into the Future?

Intelligent Automation is the convergence of ‘smart’ technologies with automated processes to elevate business process automation and helps businesses to automate their business processes and integrate with intelligent technologies.

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Planning Your Path to Intelligent Process Automation

The combination of digital process automation, robotic process automation, and artificial intelligence is what Bizagi, the sponsors of this whitepaper, calls “Intelligent Process Automation”.

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