Category : automation, Connected Worker, Connected Work, Parsable in the News, Skills Gap

Amazon's Automation Overreach

IndustryWeek-redBefore adopting new automation technology, companies need to take a hard look at whether it will actually improve worker efficiency and output. In factories, this difference is often stark: Compare a plant that has not only digitized its paper-based work procedures but is also collecting and analyzing that data to continuously improve work productivity, quality and safety, to a factory floor where workers rely on walkie-talkies, binders full of paper and their own memories and it’s easy to see why automation—used in the right way—is urgently needed.