Advantages And Disadvantages Of Automation

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Automation Is automation “good” or “bad”? There are arguments on both sides of this issue. On one hand, the cost of production on a per item basis is generally low, on the other hand it is often said that automation takes jobs from people. In the old days manufacturing and fabrication were all done by hand by people. Now that computers and technology have succeeded in the industry, automation has become the competitive advantage in today’s manufacturing world. Automation has allowed for companies to mass produce products at outstanding speeds and with great quality. Although automation is constantly setting the standards for the American workplace and has many advantages, there are also negative aspects about automation. Automation has face some…show more content…
So, they are bound to have some disadvantages in the long run. The first disadvantage is when you cannot perform complicated or non- repetitive tasks. One of the main disadvantage of automated machines is that, since they are programmed, they are only able to do tasks that are programmed in them and only can do these tasks repeatedly(“Automation”). The second disadvantage is that they are costly, they have high initial investment. Since, many automated machines use the latest hardware, software and technology it is given that these are very expensive and they require a lot of money and high investment(“Automation”). As a starting manager or a business owner, you will have to find a way that can allow you to produce such a high investment. The final disadvantage is the required maintenance and training. Another disadvantage of automated machines is that they require high maintenance and for proper usage of the machines workers are required to go through intense training and should learn how to properly use the machine for high quality results(“Automation”). A good training to the workers assures a good functionality for the
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