Month: October 2017

Ten ways automation could change your business over the next five years

Clive Hickman, Chief Executive of the Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC), and Jeremy Hadall, Chief Technologist of the MTC, outline the 10 changes they expect to see over the next five years as a result of automation. 1. Productivity will increase Think about the introduction of robots to a car production line. VW has gone from around 4,000 people working in this environment to nearer 150, whilst at the same time increasing overall employee numbers from 30,000 to 70,000 across the business. It’s a similar story for other car producers like JLR. For the UK as a whole, automation can...

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