Benefits of Automation

Automation is all about simplifying the day-to-day operations of your facility and achieving goals with minimum human input. When implemented the right way, automation can simplify a variety of tasks in a process and effectively streamline your entire workflow to save both time and money. In this blog, we will be sharing some compelling benefits that we have observed companies enjoying through their implementation of automation solutions.

Increased productivity

Automation drives higher productivity levels through its ability to perform tasks more quickly than humans. Amazon, for example, introduced transportation robots into their fulfillment centers and found an increase in worker’s productivity by three times, as workers no longer had to walk back and forth picking items off shelves. Especially in large facilities, transportation of goods from one point to another can be a hassle, and automating such processes will not only free employees from repetitive jobs, but also streamline workflows to provide supervisors more visibility to the processes that can be further optimized. With an automated and consistent workflow in place, supervisors can reliably predict the time and costs needed to meet operational demands and make plans ahead of time.

Health and Safety

Physical constraints often limit the productivity of a process. Unlike humans, automated vehicles can work for long periods of time without breaks, they do not call in sick, and do not face issues with mental and physical strain. Especially in higher-risk facilities such as manufacturing warehouses, fatigue is a workplace hazard and raises the risk for site accidents and injuries. In Singapore in 2019 alone, there were 13,779 workplace injuries, 39 of them fatal, with overexertion and slips, trips, and falls alone contributing 38% of all major injuries. This does not include those with long-term back problems or other issues due to repeated physical strain. With automation, employees can be removed from such manual work that is detrimental to their health and safety.

Cost Savings and Attractive ROI

When it comes to investing in automation, one should always consider the return on investment (ROI) and not just the benefits that automation offers. Automation allows businesses to achieve more with less, an important factor that results in higher cost savings. At Botsync, our solutions offer long-term cost savings and an attractive ROI period of less than 2 years for our customers generally. With zero infrastructural changes, the solution is meant to complement your existing systems, while being non-disruptive to your day-to-day operations.

Advancements in technology have brought about tremendous improvements compared to traditional ways of operating. It is no surprise that automation has become the go-to solution for many companies in addressing operational inefficiencies and the labour gap today. However, it is important to understand the operational needs and future goals of the operations before deciding on which automation solution to invest in. If you are interested in increasing the efficiency of your operations with AMRs, write to us at contact@botsync.co and see how we can help in simplifying your workflow.

Published by botsyncblog

Botsync is a robotics startup that helps companies automate their material movement operations at existing plants or warehouses. Our automation platform allows users to configure, deploy and change settings of AMRs without any technical capability. Our MAG AMR series can automate movement of pallets/trolleys/carts/custom loads of up to 1000 kg (lifting) or 1500 kg (tugging) without any changes to existing infrastructure.

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