T-Impact work with enthusiastic and driven manufacturers seeking to empower their workforce and improve efficiency using digital transformation. Our robotic process automation & AI subscription model enables you to develop a strong business case before embarking on further automation projects, as well as achieving large levels of ROI within the first year of operation.
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Companies do not have the time to brief staff on the latest legislation, meaning that changes to health and safety regulations have left organisations on the wrong side of the law.
Manufacturers have found themselves operating over capacity due to a shortage of highly-skilled workers. Product quality is also affected.
A lack of direct communication internally and externally means that vital details are withheld or missed due to technological and staffing limitations.
5G connectivity, sensor technology and the Industrial Internet of Things has created massive levels of unstructured data for manufacturing firms.
Manufacturing firms have to adapt, offering unique propositions to remain competitive. Production is shifting towards high-value technology products of services to avoid price wars.
Manufacturing has always used physical robots in assembly, testing, and packaging. Back-office operations have, however, remained understaffed and under-utilised resulting in delays. Problems like under-skilled staff and shifting regulations have reduced efficiencies for manufacturing firms. They have turned to RPA to optimise these back-end operations. RPA is now the essential tool for manufacturers to maximise their output for minimal cost.
Software robotics is essential for manufacturers to access new revenue streams and improve back-end efficiency. A balance of highly skilled virtual workers and technically skilled human staff can quickly lead to massive improvements in output, revenue and profit.
RPA is best used in rule-based processes with a high volume of data and clear workflow. In manufacturing, they can specifically be deployed for a number of processes.
Managing Stock and Inventory
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PCML Ltd. are a modern manufacturing company with seventeen sites and over one-hundred staff. Having always placed an importance on culture and shared ideals, the company wanted to approach digital transformation in the same way, ensuring everyone bought into the robotics project before implementation, to ensure no ill feelings were created.
AI and Robotics in manufacturing have traditionally been limited to the assembly line. However, new modern Robotic Process Automation (RPA) refers to software robots that can perform a variety of manual functions such as opening emails, processing data and downloading attachments.
By mimicking human activity, RPA can perform the same functions as humans on your console, creating and accessing information in your existing systems. When partnered with AI platforms such as IBM Watson, Microsoft AI and Google DeepMind, these tools can work in tandem to manage more complex processes.
Robotic Process Automation is essential for manufacturing firms to continue delivering a high ROI, but other benefits include:
Although every division can benefit from the introduction of RoboticProcess Automation (RPA). Numerous forward-thinking councils are already experimenting with automation in a number of different areas. Most manufacturing companies start by automating high value transactions, where quality and accuracy is critical. This is typically in (1) revenue & benefits, (2) finance and (3) HR departments. Much of this work is rules-based, repetitive and time-consuming, an ideal fit for automation. Staff released from this admin work can then invest time enhancing council revenue.
Common examples include Accounts receivables, Accounts Payable, Supplier setup, on-boarding new starters, leavers.
You want to innovate and grow your company and need technology to support your ambitions. It can be hard to convince your peers to invest in long-term and risky technology projects. Robotics is an easy technology to start your digital transformation journey. It works with your existing IT systems and doesn’t require integration or APIs to be built. Your return on investment is quick – allowing you to trial new ideas and evolve the ones that show promise.
Artificial Intelligence is a powerful technology that aims to simulate human thought. The technology isn’t there yet, so current technology is being used to identify and deal with complex data patterns. AI requires training and this requires a large volume of data. AI requires interfaces to access existing IT systems and the results must be communicated in a way that affects the service your customer receives.
If you think of AI as the brains, think of Robotics as the hands. Robotics performs work as humans do today, accessing IT systems (including spreadsheets, websites, and email) to complete processes which deliver value to your customers. Robots don’t require interfaces; they access the screens and reports that your staff use. Robotics links into the most common AI platforms enabling you to introduce AI into your business processes.