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The Human Factor in Manufacturing

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Reports that say robots are taking over jobs in manufacturing aren’t accounting for “the human factor.” In fact, Industry Week reported that humans perform 72% of tasks in manufacturing. They said, “Humans are and will remain integral to the manufacturing process. Not just because robots require significant capital, skilled resources, long installation periods, and attendant programmers and engineers, but because of the fundamental qualities that make us human.” While human input is often harder to quantify than machine input, there is no question that humans are still at the heart of the industry.

Warning to Robots: Humans Perform 72% of Manufacturing Tasks

Humans still perform 72% of manufacturing tasks according to new data released today by A.T. don’t innovate anything,” said Doug Neely, director of advanced monozukuri research at Yazaki North America, in the report."In the age of Industry 4.0, manufacturers need larger and more complete datas

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