Webinar recording: Technology, automation & people

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Sally Mewies, Alan Harper and Charlotte Smith presented a webinar discussing investing in technology, automating processes and digitalisation. They discussed how automation and technology can lead to greater capacity, greater monitoring and data collection, and less room for error. However it may also require up-skilling the workforce and recruiting those who have the skills needed to create this technology, operate and analyse new technology. Such advances may allow even more roles to be carried out remotely (including those which no-one would have previously considered capable of being carried out remotely, such as production line operators).

Watch the webinar here:

It covered:

  • What will the factory of the future look like?
  • How will this impact manufacturing companies?
  • What does it mean in terms of workforce planning, skills, IP, technology and commercial arrangements?