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Automation, the Key to Solving Labor Shortages

An answer to the labor shortage resounds from multiple sources and industry experts, "automate, automate, automate."

Automation, the Key to Solving Labor Shortages

The resounding reality is labor shortage is real and is not going away soon, if ever. Robotics 24/7, leading source of automation and robotic news, features Kelly Kamlager, RIOS, who provides commentary on news sources emphasizing labor shortage. 

Labor continues to be a critical success component of strategic plans as businesses adapt to long term labor shortage and work to achieve annual growth.

In the next decade there will be enormous pressure to find labor. Companies must build desirable company cultures and continue to be creative in recruiting and retaining employees. The resounding answer for labor shortage: invest in automation, immediately.

  • Industrial Equipment News, IEN, shares facts from Deloitte and The Manufacturing Institute and case study, Custom Rubber Corp.

  • MHEDA Agility Conference, keynote speaker Brian Beaulieu, CEO of ITR Economics

  • "Analysis: US manufacturers take a double hit from labor and materials," by Rajesh Singh

  • National Association of Manufacturers, NAM, Rethink conference, Dr. Daniela Rus, MIT

The sources above cite robotics applications developments and benefits of implementing automation. The new manufacturing normal continues to evolve as quickly as robotic development occurs. Labor shortage will continue to drive adoption and development.

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