Automation, integration, or both?

Written by Matt Batcha, Fenetech

Define the future of your manufacturing model

Automation is defined as the process of utilizing control systems to remove human intervention from a task. The benefits of automation include reduced labor, higher repeatability, and increased quality.

Integration is the coordination of a collection of processes. The benefits of integration include increased throughput, reduced work in process, and the concept of getting more out of what you have.  Should a company automate, integrate, or both?

The obvious answer is both.  The more difficult answer is, “How this is done?”

Stay tuned for my next blog post – a practical approach to automation and integration tips.

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