Finding the right mix of manual versus automated operations means determining, in detail, which process steps should be performed manually, fully automatically, or as a combination of the two.
A thorough analysis of products and processes related to the speed of sales is the basis for decisions relating to which processes should be automated, in whole or in part. Before decisions on automation are made, products and processes should be simplified as much as possible.
The right degree of automation is the key to efficient production with the right flexibility. It enables manufacturing at a competitive cost, without moving production to so-called low-cost countries.