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Preparing for a Future When Your Next Manufacturing Employee Will Be a Robot

Published: 13 August 2019

ID: G00407446

Analyst(s): John Johnson , Pierfrancesco Manenti


Opinions vary about the eventual impact of robotics on manufacturing jobs. Some predict a future of humanless plants. Others say robots will enhance job roles. This research provides guidance for supply chain leaders to better understand the role of robots on the future of work and employees.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Adopt More Automation to Accelerate Growth, Productivity and Profitability
  • Understand That Automation Will Create the Need for New Skillsets and New Roles for Employees
  • Engage Employees in the Development and Deployment of New Technology and Offer Continuous Training

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