Automation helps job shops punch above their weight

Nate Hendley over at discusses how even high mix, low volume shops can get the most from automation.

Job shops generally do high-mix, low-volume production with a focus on custom work. So, why should they bother automating their processes? After all, these shops aren’t mass producing millions of the same parts.

Experts offer two reasons: Automation can help job shops cope with the skilled-labour shortage while at the same time enhance productivity.

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