As has been the case since the Victorian age, innovation and technological development continues to positively impact our lives in an increasing number of ways—both from a personal and work perspective. In the case of the latter, be it automated machinery, 3D printing or IoT, manufacturers across all key industry sectors continue to readily embrace and install new technologies to boost the productivity and efficiency of their operations.
Indeed, my own company is no different, pioneering the introduction of an Industry 4.0 workflow that has, via a connected factory floor, seen us improve productivity by successfully incorporating advanced robotized machines within our manufacturing activities.
There are undoubtedly huge advantages enjoyed by their utilization; their integration will only increase. The sometimes-popular narrative suggests that robotized manufacturing lines come at the expense of human labor, and consequently result in job losses. But our own experience testifies that this is not always the case.