Robotics has existed in this or that way for quite a while, yet it gained momentum after the COVID-19 outbreak. Since then, giant and smaller companies have been aiming to automate operations everywhere it was possible. As time passed, it became clear that robots could not only replace human operators but also significantly increase workflow speed and outcome. Though, applying automation to your operations requires preparation to achieve the best result.
Analyze how automation operations will affect your existing processes
Before investing a large sum of money into a robot, weigh up its pros and cons. It may turn out that your business doesn’t need it at all. Always remember about the robot’s high initial cost that must be covered with future profit. However, if your enterprise isn’t big enough yet, investing in a machine may not be the best decision.
Retrain your staff for the coming changes
If you wish to replace human labor with robotic process automation, think twice before firing someone. Newly installed machines still need programming and maintenance that can be done by human operators only. To ease this process, RIOS Company has designed robots that require minimal time to install and can easily adapt to your existing standards. They’re perfect for recurring tasks and can do the following:
- ASTRIA for quick material handling
- DION for food items handling
- LUMOS for quality control
- HERMES for packing SKUs into poly bags
- VULCAN for sorting, packing, and palletizing goods
On top of it, skilled workers can be involved in other activities requiring more movement rather than standing still and doing the most mundane job.
Calculate possible expenses and profit
Every business investment should have its ROI rate. Calculating this in advance will make it clear to you whether applying automation is right for your company. Skipping this seemingly boring step may lead to unnecessary automation management expenses and profit loss.