Robots are the future. And that applies to the supply chain, too. Robots can perform repetitive tasks with greater speed and precision, eliminating logistic error sensitivities. In this blog, we cover four reasons why industrial robots will make your business agile for the future.
Industrial robots work accurately
Industrial robots are designed to handle packages accurately and safely, minimizing the risk of unintentional falls, collisions or mishandling. As a result, automated systems reduce the risk of damage caused by human actions.
Industrial robots are a lot more efficient at performing repetitive tasks
The use of robots has been proven to lead to a significant increase in efficiency. For example, chocolate manufacturer Nestlé reportedly experienced a 53% increase in productivity when robots took over pallet loading. So, although robots require a significant investment, savings in production, damage, waste and labor costs again compensate over time. Robots also shorten average response times and help with efficient order picking. This allows you to reap the long-term benefits of your investment.
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Industrial robots offer scope for staff retraining
Robots make fewer mistakes than humans. Robots can therefore take over many simple repetitive tasks from factory workers. You can then retrain your existing staff for work that requires a bit more thinking. This increases productivity and efficiency of the production process.
Industrial robots often go hand in hand with artificial intelligence
Artificial intelligence (AI) and robotization often go hand in hand. And although the uncertainty surrounding AI and the digital revolution is dissipating slowly, early adopters are getting ahead of their competitors. Programming software such as Robot Operating Systems (ROS) is already available for robot research and industrial applications, for example. In practice, this means very short development times and hardware-independent development.
Get started with industrial robots!
There are several reasons why industrial robots are seen as the future: industrial robots ensure flexible production processes, minimize damage or waste, uncover new opportunities and reduce operational and management tasks. Wondering what industrial robots can do for your business? Download the e-book that suits your situation: 7 Technologies That Reduce the Risk of Shipping Damage or 7 Technologies That Cut Costs for Manufacturing Companies.